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JACKIE ROBINSON RUMORS

Today in Tribe History: January 23, 1962

Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame on their first ballot by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Feller spent 18 seasons in the Majors with the Cleveland Indians in a span of 21 years after spending three seasons of his prime in the United States Navy during World War II. Rapid Robert was a statistical leader year in and year out in a variety of...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers to erect Jackie Robinson statue in 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers and MLB have done plenty to honor trailblazer Jackie Robinson over the decades, and now the Dodgers are taking another measure to preserve his profound legacy on baseball and society.The Dodgers announced Tuesday that they are planning to erect a statue of Robinson at Dodger Stadium sometime next year.According to MLB.com, sculptor Branly Cadet has been selected...
Via Fox Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

McClendon firing highlights lack of diversity amongst managers

Seattle fired manager Lloyd McClendon on Oct. 9. With a brand-new general manager in Jerry Dipoto and a disappointing 76–86 record in 2015, McClendon’s dismissal was by no means a surprise. But with McClendon out, baseball is left with no black managers. While Major League Baseball boasted a record 10 managers of color in 2009, Fredi González of the Atlanta Braves is now the...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Astronaut Honors Jackie Robinson from Space

We hear it all the time when a ball is jacked out of the park that it could have easily landed on the moon. This time, it is almost accurate. According to CBS Sports, astronaut and baseball fan Terry W. Virts paid tribute to Jackie Robinson with a message from outer space. He sports a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform and says he was impressed with Robinson beyond baseball. Currently, Virts...
Via Sportsnaut
April 15, 2015  |  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
March 03, 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

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
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