Frank Howard Relives D.C Past, Predicts Bright Nats Future

WASHINGTON — “I had my best year here. As a result, I live here.” And so Frank Howard will forever, memorialized in the Washington Nationals Ring of Honor. The team inducted Howard, widely regarded as the best player in Washington, D.C. history, with a ceremony that took place on the field Friday night before first pitch against the Colorado Rockies. Howard was a four-time...
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Jackie Robinson has stretch of major freeway named after him

Before Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier, helping set into motion a dramatic shift in racial attitude in this nation, he was a four-sport star at UCLA. In addition to playing baseball, he won 1940 NCAA Men’s Track and Field Championships and was one of only four black players on the school’s football team. Now, more than three quarters of a century...
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Jackie Robinson Highway unveiled in Pasadena

A stretch of Interstate 210 in Pasadena was officially named after Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson on Tuesday.
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QUIZ: Name every MLB Hall of Famer with the last name starting with R

There are only 16 MLB Hall of Fame players with a last name starting with R. How many of these ravishing, rockstars can you recall? Clue: Years active/Position Note: As some of these players share a last name, the first name may be required as well.
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QUIZ: Name the first African American player for each MLB franchise

On April 15th, 1947, the color-barrier in Major League Baseball was famously broken. Can you name the 18 African American players who first played for each MLB franchise? Clue: Team-Date of first game Notes: Teams that relocated to a new city after already breaking the color-line are not listed a second time. Expansion teams that joined MLB after 1961 had been integrated from their...
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson’s widow Rachel calls for more minority coaches

It has been nearly 70 years since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, and the late Hall of Famer’s widow is still trying to advocate for more changes to be made in the sport in the name of racial equality. In a recent Q&A about a two-part PBS documentary called “Jackie Robinson” that will air in April, Rachel Robinson raised concerns about how...
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January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Rock rips Jackie Robinson biopic ’42’ in deleted scene from ‘Top Five’

The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 was generally a crowd pleaser. It earned a 79 percent positive rating from film critics on Rotten Tomatoes. (Here’s our review from 2013.) Baseball fans seemed to enjoy the film, as did those who follow the game’s history and one of its most important figures. But Chris Rock apparently didn’t care for 42. Or at the very least, the character he...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Parent says Little League whistleblowers also cheated

By Steve DelVecchio A parent whose son played for Evergreen Park Little League, the league that blew the whistle on Jackie Robinson West, claimed this week that the whistle-blowers are guilty of doing the same exact thing. Renee Cannon-Young claims her son Jacoby was recruited to play baseball for Evergreen Park back in 2011. Cannon-Young says her family lived on Chicago’s South...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Little League Strips Jackie Robinson West Of U.S. World Series Title

The Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Stars are Little League champs no more. The Chicago-based team has been stripped of its national title from last summer’s Little League World Series after an investigation found the team violated residency rules, Little League officials announced Wednesday. According to ESPN, Jackie Robinson West added top players from neighboring Little...
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Jackie Robinson West, the Little League team from Chicago that represented the United States in the Little League World Series back in August, has been accused of cheating. Last week, a report indicated that the US champs, who eventually lost to South Korea in the final, had players on its team who were from outside the appropriate district boundaries. Jackie Robinson West, a league...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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