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JACKIE ROBINSON RUMORS

Dodgers to host Mariners on April 15 in Civil Rights Game

NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers will host Seattle in Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game on April 15, the 68th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking the sport's color barrier. The game, already part of the schedule, will be held in conjunction with MLB's annual Jackie Robinson Day, the commissioner's office said Monday. The Civil Rights game started in 2007...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West whistleblower Chris Janes arrested for assault

The man who dropped the dime that resulted in Jackie Robinson West vacating their US Little League World Series title was reportedly arrested for assault in a bizarre incident involving alcohol early Tuesday morning. According to Mark Konkol of DNAInfo.com, an intoxicated Chris Janes tried to enter a neighbor’s home at around 1 a.m. on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  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...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West Players are Victims to Their Parents, Coaches Manipulations

Monday as I was heading home from my evening commute, an unnamed caller took to the airwaves of 670 The Score’s “Boers and Bernstein” show. She seemed innocent enough. The women identified herself politely as an avid listener of the show as well as someone who possessed an opinion on the scandal surrounding the Jackie Robinson West Little League team. Simple enough, right...
Via Sports Mockery
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Parent says Little League whistleblowers also cheated

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...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Remember Dean Smith For Changing the World

Martin Luther King, Jr. Rosa Parks. Jackie Robinson. Dean Smith. While leading on the court, Dean Smith took an even more impactful leadership role in life as a civil rights leader in a newly desegregated South in the 1960s. Many know that Smith brought in the ACC’s first African-American player in Charlie Scott. What is most remarkable are the stories that are being shared about...
Via The Student Section
February 10, 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...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs fans cheer as Jackie Robinson West wins US championship at LLWS (Video)

Fans at Saturday's Chicago Cubs game gathered around televisions at Wrigley Field during a three hour rain delay and cheered as Chicago's own Jackie Robinson West All-Stars won the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series.Jackie Robinson West defeated Nevada 7-5 to advance to Sunday's LLWS championship game against South Korea. Given that the Cubs are in last place...
Via Holdout Sports
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

FSSD Charity Partner of the Month: Jackie Robinson YMCA

ABOUT US: The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA serves an ethnically diverse community of over a quarter of a million people in Southeastern San Diego. With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility; every day we extend our reach to people of all ages with a variety of needs and interests. Our staff and volunteers are committed to making a real difference...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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