Posted April 15, 2013 on dodgers.scout.com
PLAYERS: Jackie Robinson
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Video: USC Releases Footage Of Jackie Robinson Playing Football For UCLA

Jackie Robinson, football star? Yup, once upon a time. USC released footage of a game in 1939 between the Trojans and the UCLA Bruins, Robinson’s team, which resulted in a 0-0 tie but had some pretty good action. In the video, you can see Robinson break a few tackles and launch a vicious hit to pop the ball loose when USC was threatening to score.  As great as Robinson looks on...

Jackie Robinson UCLA Football Highlights From 1939 Show Baseball Star’s Incredible Athleticism (Video)

Jackie Robinson was a darn-good baseball player, but if he chose not to pursue America’s Pastime, it’s pretty obvious that he had a solid backup plan in football. On Monday, a UCLA-USC highlight from 1939 hit the internet. In it, Robinson (No. 28 on UCLA) can be seen dominating on both offense and defense. Robinson was one of four black players on the 1939 squad, along with...

Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

BOSTON (AP) Everybody in uniform at the Tampa Bay Rays game Monday against the Red Sox at Fenway Park wore the number "42" as Major League Baseball celebrated its fifth annual Jackie Robinson Day. Fans will see more of that number on jerseys before the next couple of days are out. All the teams in action - there were eight night games on the schedule, in addition to the...

The Rays and Jackie Robinson Day

In addition to Patriots' Day in Boston, where the Rays took first pitch just after 11 a.m. ET, it's Jackie Robinson Day around the majors.I'm happy the recognition for Jackie is growing. Still don't think the courage of this man is fully understood. twitter.comRaysJoeMaddon Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) April 15, 2013jackierobinsonday 42 twitter.comJoeycatch8sta Jose...

Jackie Robinson Day – Heightened Alert After Incident In Boston

I was about to start working on an article about Jackie Robinson when I received word that there had been 2 explosions at the Boston Marathon. There have been no reports of any threats to any areas outside of Boston, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has put the public on heightened alert. The Dodgers have a highly visible presence of LAPD officers at every game. ...

Jackie Robinson Night at Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium is sold out tonight. Giving away some awesome Statuettes to the first 40,000 fans in the ballpark. If you have a ticket, please be patient getting into the ballpark tonight. If not, enjoy this one at home. The recap will be late tonight. This article has been read (0) times

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Differences set aside for Jackie Robinson Day

LOS ANGELES Another brawl would not have been appropriate, not on this night with so much going on. Certainly not when Jackie Robinson was being remembered for his quiet courage or when hearts and minds were focused on the events in Boston. A baseball game seemed almost inconsequential. Retaliation would have been shameful. Had the Dodgers chosen to exact revenge for losing a pitcher...

Podcast Episode 31: Honoring Jackie & Remembering Larry

As we celebrate Jackie Robinson's legacy on this special day, it is important not to forget Larry Doby, another African-American pioneer in Major League Baseball.  On this episode of the podcast, I talk about Robinson, his accomplishments and the new movie about him. I also pay tribute to Larry Doby, who became the second black player in MLB, only three months after Robinson...

Yankees Game 12: Robinson Cano homers on Jackie Robinson Day

Cano goes deep for his fourth home run of the season. Arizona Diamondbacks 2 — New York Yankees 4   Robinson Cano puts the Yankees ahead in tonight’s 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.   Robinson Cano, named after Jackie Robinson, a man honored throughout baseball, had the hit of the game tonight. On a 3-2 changeup, Robinson Cano hit an absolute bomb into the right field...

Dodgers celebrate “Jackie Robinson day” with Magic Johnson, Rachel Robinson & more

Monday April 15th is a special day in itself. It was only right to honor its importance with a celebration! Major League Baseball celebrated “Jackie Robinson day” by honoring the former Dodger legend [...]

Denard Robinson redeems himself with first pitch at Michigan baseball game

After a horrible first pitch last week before the Detroit Tigers-Toronto Blue Jays game that skipped before home plate and landed on the SportsCenter Not Top Ten, Denard Robinson was given a chance to redeem himself at the Michigan-Notre Dame baseball game on Tuesday.  It’s too bad that this successful first pitch won’t get the same publicity that his bad one did, because this...

Game 13 Recap: Jackie Robinson Night Goes Awry. Padres 6, Dodgers 3

A common theme over the early part of this season for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been this: plenty of base runners, not enough runs. The Dodgers outhit the Padres 12-9 tonight.  On most nights, if your team gets 12 hits, you have to like your chances of winning.  But when your team is the best team in the league hitting with the bases empty and the worst team in the league hitting...

Between Ivan The Terrible & Supernova

Sandwiched between the Jackie Robinson Day ceremonies and a stirring rendition of "Sweet Caroline," Ivan Nova tried last night to get his first win of the season.Whenever Nova takes the mound, you always have to wonder which pitcher has shown up: Ivan The Terrible or Supernova. For a while there, it looked terrible. However, it never got super. Nova eventually settled somewhere...
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