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UCLA retires number 42 across the board

Major League Baseball unilaterally retired the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in 1947. His alma mater, UCLA has announced that the number 42 will be retired in all aspects of athletics in honor of the 75th anniversary of when he first set foot on campus. Show More Summary

Todd Helton's number 17 to be retired

The Colorado Rockies have announced that they will be retiring their first number (other than the league mandated #42 of Jackie Robinson) in the history of their franchise. The number 17 of Todd Helton will be officially taken out of circulation on their August 17th home game. Show More Summary

Legendary Adds Univision News Boss & Jack Robinson Charity CEO To Board

First he made 42 back in 2013 about legendary baller player and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson and today Thomas Tull has added the head of the Jackie Robinson Foundation to his board of directors. Along with Univision's PresidentShow More Summary

UCLA baseball has share of Pac-12 title in hand, looks for more

UCLA can clinch the Pac-12 baseball championship outright with a victory over Arizona at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.

May 14, 2015: Guest Post: Jackie Robinson: A Letter to the President

Fellow Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) member Stephen of Pastime Post offered this article to whomever wished to post it on their website. I am so very glad he did. It is worth the read. Enjoy. Jackie Robinson: A Letter to the President by Stephen C. Jordan I have lived in New England for the majority […]

Deflategate vs. Jackie Robinson West: Pros take softer hit for rule-breaking

I’m not much of a Tom Brady hater or a New England Patriots detester, but it’s clear the haters have lined up to vent their spleens. It’s all about Deflategate,

Jackie Robinson's high school team is struggling; will Dodgers help?

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

On a chilly and cloudy Friday afternoon, the high school baseball home of Jackie Robinson is a cratered, weed-choked monument to a memory forgotten.

Jackie Robinson West's Bitter Departure Is A Blow -- For Little League

Little League International had to be pushed into stripping Jackie Robinson West of its U.S. World Series title for violating the organization's residency rules, and now we see why. Jackie Robinson West, upset at sanctions levied in February, announced in late April it would withdraw from Little League and affiliate instead [...]

Jackie Robinson West leaving Little League for Babe Ruth organization

last monthSports : Globetrotting

Citing a "level of disrespect" shown to Jackie Robinson West, the championship team that became a national sensation has cut ties with Little League.

Jackie Robinson West Won't Play Under Little League Banner This Spring

Though they still technically have a Little League International charter, the Jackie Robinson West league will be playing as part of the Cal Ripken-Babe Ruth organization this spring. [ more › ]

Heralded Giants-Dodgers Rivalry Is Still Worthy of the Hype

LOS ANGELES – Gone are the days of pure hatred, the ones that caused Jackie Robinson to retire rather than play for the rival club, incited epic brawls and sparked beanball wars. But the rivalry is not dead. Far from it. The fire still...Show More Summary

MMBM: Tim Tebow is the Jackie Robinson of the NFL

The week's most important NFL column is back, folks We're required to remind you that these strong takes are SATIRE. Sorry, not sorry. All spelling errors are intentional, we think. -Ed. Wellcome to the Monday Morning BM,, just a word...Show More Summary

The Forgotten Men Who Broke Baseball's Color Line With Jackie Robinson

last monthSports : Vice: Sports

Jackie Robinson played alongside a pair of former Negro League pitchers in the Brooklyn Dodgers farm system, but the team—and baseball—never really gave them a chance.

Why the Twins Should Tear Down Their Statue of a Former Owner

last monthSports : Vice: Sports

Calvin Griffith used to own the Minnesota Twins. He was also quite racist, often in public. On Jackie Robinson Day, the Twins should resolve to remove his statue.

Jackie Robinson Day Is Celebrated — Even In Outer Space

It has been 68 years since Jackie Robinson changed the course of American history and his legacy still continues to live on. On April 15, Robinson’s team the Los Angeles Dodgers honored the baseball legend by celebrating his special day simultaneously with the annual Civil Rights Game. Show More Summary

DC Sports Bog: Throwback Thursday: Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier

As 26-year-old Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan walked out of Fenway Park Wednesday afternoon, he did so in a grey Nationals jersey that bore No. 42. He had been called up the night before and hadn’t had time to retrieve a suit before...Show More Summary

Statue of Jackie Robinson to be erected at Dodger Stadium

A statue of Jackie Robinson will be erected at Dodger Stadium, team President Stan Kasten announced Wednesday.

HISTORY: On Jackie Robinson Day, Let’s Remember When He Was Fired From the New York Post for Bein…

HISTORY: On Jackie Robinson Day, Let’s Remember When He Was Fired From the New York Post for Being Too Republican.

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