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Former Brooklyn Dodgers player George Shuba dies at 89

  George ''Shotgun'' Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89. The Los Angeles Dodgers said Shuba died at his home in Youngstown, Ohio. No cause of death was given. Shuba, who was white, congratulated his teammate on...
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George Shuba, former Brooklyn Dodger, dead at 89

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) George ''Shotgun'' Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89. The Los Angeles Dodgers said Shuba died at his home in Youngstown, Ohio. No cause of death was given. Shuba, who was white, congratulated...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds strike minor league affiliation deal with Daytona, ends partnership with Bakersfield

After failing to renew their contract with the Bakersfield Blaze, the Cincinnati Reds are set to have a new Advanced-A affiliate come 2015 beyond. And the affiliate will hail from The Sunshine State.The following is a press release sent out by the Reds detailing the new deal:DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Daytona Baseball announced, Thursday, that Big Game Florida and the Cincinnati Reds have...
Via Redlegs Review
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds announce new Advanced-A affiliation

DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- Daytona Baseball announced, Thursday, that Big Game Florida and the Cincinnati Reds have partnered on a four-year deal to make Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark the home of the Reds class A-Advanced club through at least 2018. Affiliated baseball is guaranteed in Daytona Beach through at least 2022. Big Game Florida Owner Andy Rayburn is...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Business to Help Jackie Robinson West Player

When Jackie Robinson West came home to Chicago they were met with huge crowds of supporters and a parade for Americas favorite little league team. One player came back home to being homeless and  his parents struggling to make ends meet. Jaheim Benton helped get JRW to the final against South Korea. Benton’s mother, a home care provider, and his father, a radiator technician,...
Via Sports Mockery
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West Player Teaches Handshake to South Korean Opponent

After a heartbreaking 8-4 loss to South Korea, Marquis Jackson from Jackie Robinson West, taught a South Korean player a handshake while shaking hands at the end of the game. Great show of sportsmanship by this young Chicagoan after a tough loss. The Little League World Series is all about bringing young baseball players together and competing in a tournament of class, sportsmanship...
Via Sports Mockery
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Little League World Series: How Jackie Robinson West should inspire Chicago

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team is truly inspirational.  There had not been an all black team or a team from Chicago in the Little League World Series in over 30 years.  To say that these kids grow up in a rough area would be a massive understatement.  The south & west sides of Chicago are a veritable war zone with senseless killings happening on an almost daily...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Advances To LLWS Championship Game

The stage for the Little League World series championship game is now set. Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defeated Las Vegas Mountain Ridge 7-5 in a thrilling U.S. championship game on Saturday afternoon to advance to the last game of the tournament. The win came after the Great Lakes champions blew the lead late in the game. Pitcher Joshua Houston served up a two-run home run...
Via NESN.com
August 23, 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...
Via Holdout Sports
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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Jackie Robinson statue vandalized

A statue of Jackie Robinson outside of the Brookyn Cyclones' ballpark - a Mets minor league affiliate -- has been vandalized with swastikas and racial epithets.

Via The Outside Corner
August 07, 2013  |  1 Comment
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