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I Knew Him Before He Was Interviewing the Prime Minister!

Longtime friend of LGM Jonah Keri has a pretty nice get for his podcast. I did. not. now. that Pierre was a baseball fan, and that his father had an ownership stake in the Royals (Jackie Robinson’s last minor league team): PM JUSTIN TRUDEAU: It was, you know … It’s funny because my father was […]

Mel Brooks Is Blazing Mad About Newspaper’s Retreat From Horse Racing Coverage

There's still the odd bit of coverage of Santa Anita Park in the Los Angeles Times, like this fun April 15 piece about a horse named Pee Wee Reese winning a race in Arcadia, Calif. on MLB's Jackie Robinson Day. But the days of the paper printing daily Santa Anita entry information and the prevous...

MLB receives overall C+ in racial, gender hiring practices

As Major League Baseball celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, a diversity report finds that the league could do a better job of identifying and hiring... To view the full story, click the title link.

Here's Jackie Robinson's Letter To Orphan Boy Who Wished He 'Was White'

Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers received a letter during the winter of 1954 from a man who volunteered at an orphanage in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During the course of one of his visits to the orphanage, the man wrote, he saw Jimmie,...Show More Summary

Dodgers trying to connect with next generation of fans despite lack of TV exposure

Five years ago, the Dodgers were on their way out of bankruptcy court. On Saturday, they dedicated a statue of Jackie Robinson. In the five years since Guggenheim Baseball Management replaced Frank McCourt as the Dodgers’ owner, the team has reclaimed much of its glory. Yet that first World Series...

The Cardinals are confusing everybody by playing Matt Adams in left field

Sunday’s Say Hey, Baseball can’t figure out why a first baseman is playing left field. Plus, the Dodgers unveiled a beautiful new statue honoring Jackie Robinson. Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. Show More Summary

Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks despite another rough start for Kenta Maeda

There were book-end celebrations at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, the team unveiling a statue of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson outside the left-field reserve plaza in the afternoon and closer Kenley Jansen recording the final four outs of an 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to cap off the...

Jason Sudeikis Brings Son Otis to Store Opening Event in Brooklyn!

Jason Sudeikis was joined by a special guest as he celebrated Jackie Robinson Day in Brooklyn, New York! The 41-year-old actor brought his adorable son Otis, 2, as they celebrated Shinola‘s new store opening on Saturday (April 15) in Brooklyn. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jason Sudeikis Jason and Otis enjoyed the afternoon [...]

Robinson’s legacy includes Dodgers manager Roberts

LOS ANGELES — Jackie Robinson wanted baseball to hire its first African-American manager. He said so directly at the 1972 World Series, in his final public appearance nine days before his death. Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947 and paved the path for many of those who honored […]

Statue of Jackie Robinson unveiled at Dodger Stadium

Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play in the major leagues, ending six decades of racial segregation, and a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Fittingly, he has become the first to be honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium. It was unveiled Saturday afternoon on the 70th anniversary of his...

Complex Sports Blogger: Baseball Fans Facing Same Pushback Jackie Robinson Felt

It was highly unlikely that today’s recognition of Jackie Robinson Day by Major League Baseball could come off without some writer playing the race card and attacking President Donald Trump. Shakeia Taylor, writing on the Complex Sports blog, incredibly claims we actually haven’t progressed much on race since Robinson became the first Black major leaguer 70 years ago.

Sabathia shines in 3-2 win over Cardinals on Jackie Robinson day

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The Cardinals have been models of clean and efficient baseball over the last two decades.

Pee Wee Reese, the horse, wins on Jackie Robinson Day

The hunch bet Saturday at Santa Anita Park was Pee Wee Reese in the second race. After all, it was Jackie Robinson Day in the majors, with teams honoring the Dodgers great on the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier. Pee Wee Reese, the horse, was named by owner Nick Alexander...

LOOK: Baseball, Twitter celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

Every player wore No. 42 on Saturday as has become customary to celebrate the career of Jackie Robinson

On Jackie Robinson day, CC finds lack of blacks in MLB disturbing

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The most important number across baseball on Saturday unquestionably and deservedly will be No.42.

MLB Saturday scores, highlights, updates, news: Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson

Saturday's full slate of MLB action includes the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's big-league debut

Adam Eaton, Jayson Werth and Matt Wieters get days off Saturday

On Jackie Robinson Day, Dusty Baker switches up his lineup and remembers a hero.

70 years later, Brooklyn celebs remember Jackie Robinson's debut

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The 13-year-old boy, who had lost his father four years earlier, was a student at Bensonhurst Junior High on that Tuesday in April.

Revisiting Jackie Robinson’s Major-League Début, Seventy Years Later

On April 15, 1947, Ed Silverman, a reporter for Sports-Week magazine, took the subway from his apartment, on West Twenty-fourth Street in Manhattan, to the Prospect Park stop, in Brooklyn, walked to Empire Boulevard, and crossed the street to Ebbets Field. Show More Summary

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