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Some sites give you their immediate takes on just-completed games. I believe in taking a moment (or full night) to compose my thoughts.
The New York Yankees last night won the rubber game of their first series with the Pujolsian Edition of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. None of the games were particularly great, nor is there much to extrapolate based on the performances we saw (although it was a relief for the Yanks to get a great outing out of Hiroki Kuroda in the opener). Some notes on the Jackie Robinson Day finale:
Robinson Cano was named after Jackie Robinson. On April 15, 2010, he blasted a pair of bombs in a memorable tribute. This year, he was more subdued in his excellence. With a single, double, two walks and three runs scored, he provided yet another notice that he has assumed Jackie’s role as the best second baseman in the game today.
His counterpart, Howie Kendrick, isn’t all that shabby himself. After getting the opener off, he went 3/5 in each of the two games he...
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PHOENIX -- As all of Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Sunday, the 65th anniversary of Robinson breaking the game's color barrier, Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton reflected on his small place in Robinson's legacy.
In 2004, Upton won the inaugural Jackie Robinson Award as the national high school player of the year, as decided by Perfect Game...
Yesterday, Major League Baseball held its annual celebration of Jackie Robinson, with every player donning the number 42 in honor of Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier. While Jackie blazed a new and essential trail for black players in baseball, it was another Robinson who took the next step by becoming the first black manager in baseball history.
Frank Robinson is a legend...
It’s Jackie Robinson Day (April 15th) and this year is a bit more special than before. It’s the 65th anniversary of the Hall of Famer’s Debut in 1947. League-Wide participation on April 15th will include all players wearing Robinson’s number 42, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) clinics, special ceremonies in Major League Baseball ballparks, including one featuring...
Jackie Robinson Day is to me, one of the most exciting and heartwarming days in all of sports.
It was 65 years ago that Jackie Roosevelt Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and the league has done a great job of embracing and honoring his legacy.
Here are few of today’s tweets from MLB players….
Thank u Jackie Robinson!!!
— Matt Kemp...
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 — New York Yankees 11
On Jackie Robinson Day, Ivan Nova...
The Dodgers celebrate Jackie Robinson today, on the anniversary of his debut and breaking of the color barrier in 1947. With that in mind, today's post was an obvious one.Beautiful.
By Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist
On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the "color barrier" in Major League Baseball as he made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Baseball may be referred to as simply a game but the fact of the matter is that there are few things as closely tied to American culture and society as baseball. The sport is synonymous with...
I know a lot of Mets fans will see that No. 42 standing proudly at Cit Field and still question whether or not it belongs there. I know Jackie Robinson never played a game for the Mets, but when I see that No. 42, I see a lot more than Jackie Robinson.
I see Tommy Agee diving head first toward the wall in center field to rob Paul Blair of a bases loaded triple in the 1969 World...
It is amazing what things can happen at Yankee Stadium. Enemies are booed, heroes get standing ovations and moments are always waiting to happen.
If there is one thing that the New York Yankees can do better than anyone else is a production. If you have not been to a game at the new stadium, the video montages and the videos shown on the main screen are second to none. Each...
Sunday was the sixty-fifth anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. When Robinson took the field on April 15, 1947, he brought an end to an unofficial ban on African American ball players that had been in place since shortly after the first major leagues formed in the 1870s and 1880s.
To honor this anniversary, every Major League player on...
Sunday was my first opportunity to get to the ballpark in 2012, so I grabbed a friend, put on some black and headed to Sox Park for Jackie Robinson Day!
I’ve seen some great baseball on Jackie Robinson Days past, all of which were pitchers duels (my drug of choice), but with a Rick Porcello v. Chris Sale matchup looming, I wasn’t expecting much. The pair would end up surprising...
The Great Lakes Loons had a special Jackie Robinson celebration today
They were presumed lost, one more casualty from a move that broke a borough's heart.
But this week, a century-long odyssey will come to an end when the original 1912 blueprints for Ebbets Field, the iconic home of the beloved, bedeviling Brooklyn Dodgers, will be displayed in public for the first time in decades.
They will be the centerpiece of an exhibit on the Dodgers at...
8 a.m. ET -- The Red Sox (3-5) are riding their first two-game winning since last August and are seeking to sweep the Rays (4-4) at Fenway in Sunday's game, which takes place 1:35 p.m. The American League East rivalry match also falls on Jackie Robinson Day. The Red Sox will have Felix Doubront, who was impressive in his start against Toronto, take the mound against Tampa Bay...