Found January 31, 2013 on Diehardsport:
PLAYERS: Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson, the first black Major League player and one of the most influential sports figures, would have turned 94 today.Robinson, who died in 1972 at the age of 53, was honored by Google on Thursday with  a special tribute Google Doodle.The six-times MLB All-Star and 1955 World Series winner, Robinson finished his career with a .311 batting average, 1,518 hits, 137 home runs, 734 runs batted in and 197 stolen bases.A movie has been made of Robinson’s life, ’42′.  It hits theaters on April 12th. Here’s the trailer:

Google has tribute to Jackie Robinson in honor of his birthday (Picture)

Google dedicated its search homepage to Jackie Robinson in honor of the deceased former baseball player’s birthday Thursday. Robinson died in 1972 at the age of 53. He would have been 94 on Thursday. Robinson, of course, broke MLB’s color barrier in 1947 as a first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Playing at a time when much of the country was still segregated, Robinson faced...

Jackie Robinson's son joins the Red Sox in celebrating his father's legacy

For the 11th straight year, the Boston Red Sox held their annual event on Jackie Robinson's birthday to celebrate the life the legend. This year, Robinson's son David decided to join the festivities. David Robinson participated by visiting Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park and McCormack Middle School in Dorchester. The purpose of the event is to educated young students of...

Jackie Robinson Honored With His Own ‘Google Doodle’

Google is paying tribute to the late Jackie Robinson today on their search masthead, most commonly referred to as a ‘Google doodle.’ Jackie was born on January 31, 1919 and to commemorate the celebration of what would have been his 94th birthday do yourself a favor and read up on this trailblazer. var conf_58150 = { APIKey: '2_N1YlfjHIEAtyRAK3CAYRE5a1aBuANuMOCLc_7hsOQ13HnwCrW_u...

Jackie Robinson Tribute Joins Creative History of Great Google Sports Doodles (Photos)

On the whole, Google provides quite the service to humanity. Its search engine is arguably the best for finding all the Internet has to offer, and Google has helped businesses and the average consumer in countless ways over the years. But if one was to pick Google’s greatest contribution to history, it may have to be the doodles that occasionally appear on the Google home page...

Happy Birthday to Jackie Robinson

So, I woke up this morning and went to Google to look something up (which I do all too regularly), and I saw their logo altered with Jackie Robinson included. Thankfully, they always have an explanation as to why by hovering over it with the cursor. That’s how I found out on this date, all the way back in 1919, the ultimate trail blazer was brought into this Earth, as the late...
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