Rachel Robinson joins late husband Jackie Robinson in Baseball Hall of Fame

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Jackie Robinson’s Widow, Rachel, Named Recipient Of Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award

Rachel Robinson, the widow of Brooklyn Dodgers legend and pioneer Jackie Robinson, was named the recipient of the 2017 of...
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Rachel Robinson to receive O’Neil Award for baseball Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Robinson will receive the Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award from baseball’s Hall of Fame on July 29, the day before this year’s induction ceremony. She’s the wife of late Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who broke the major league color barrier in 1947. Rachel Robinson created the Jackie Robinson Foundation in 1973, a year after he husband’s...
2 days ago

After hosting first all-girls baseball tournament, MLB’s gender barrier could be slowly breaking

An infamous line was broadcast to the world by the young kids in the classic flick “The Sandlot.”“You play ball like a girl!”It was a term to use as a demeaning way to show females were incapable of playing such a sport. We can finally say that isn’t true now.Major League and USA Baseball recently launched the “Trailblazer Series” which is a new baseball tournament...
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April 20, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets players pay tribute to Jackie Robinson on social media

On Jackie Robinson Day, New York Mets players Curtis Granderson, Jose Reyes, and Matt Harvey took to social media to share their own personal tributes to the legendary ball player.
April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson statue unveiled outside of Dodger Stadium

The Dodgers honored Jackie Robinson in a big way on Saturday, by immortalizing him on the 70th anniversary of him making his MLB debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.It was unveiled at Dodger Stadium in front of the fans, and features him sliding into a base, which is fitting. Here’s what the statue looks like. And here’s a close-up shot of it. Robinson’s achievements can’t be...
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April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Adidas selling special cleats to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier 70 years ago, and Adidas is honoring the anniversary with a special cleat and turf trainer.The Adizero Afterburner cleat has Robinson’s signature printed in gold on the side and has his stats stamped into the heel pulltabs. The cleats have a cream base with a bronze accent to honor Ebbets Field, where Robinson played his entire...
April 10, 2017  |  Discuss

From Flatbush to Chicago, the meaning of baseball

“Baseball was rooted not just in the past but in the culture of the country; it was celebrated in the nation’s literature and songs. When a poor American boy dreamed of escaping his grim life, his fantasy probably involved becoming a professional baseball player. It was not so much the national sport as the binding national myth.” –David Halberstam, Summer of ‘49The room...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

As the corner turns to March, the spring picks up pace and the sounds of the national pastime begin ringing out again. The waning days of February also bring to a close yet another Black History Month and the reminders and reminiscing the month brings of the works of many great African-Americans throughout the nation’s history. It is at the intersection of these two institutions...
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February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron James receives NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award

LeBron James is used to winning awards.Now in his 14th season in the NBA, the Cleveland Cavalier star has won three NBA championships, four MVP awards and has been selected to 13 All-Star games.On Wednesday, however, James received an award for his work off the court, the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award. According to a NAACP press release, ” the award is presented to individuals...
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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