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Jackie Robinson Day 2015

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” ~ Jackie Robinson April 15th has been dedicated by the MLB as Jackie Robinson Day since 2004. It’s a day dedicated to the memory of a man who faced the worst of man’s hatred and racism with poise, grace, and non-violence. Jackie Robinson was a baseball phenom who played 9 years with the Brooklyn Dodgers...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 16, 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

UCLA to rock “Throwback Fashion” in honor of Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Day is, easily, the most celebrated day of the baseball season. The last few seasons have seen major league teams rocking “42” emblazened jerseys and featuring a tribute video on the jumbotron in honor of one of the game’s–and all of sports for that matter–greatest heros. Now, UCLA is getting into the mix in a big, big way. Bruins Athletics announced Wednesday...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

42 Reasons Why Baseball is the Best Sport in the World

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier on this day in 1947, and his impact to the game has been felt ever since. There will be many Jackie Robinson articles published on Wednesday, and we suggest you read as many as you can get your hands on. Until then, here are 42 reasons why Major League Baseball is the best sport in the world. 1. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” There...
Via Sportsnaut
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Listen to Indians player-manager Frank Robinson’s 1975 debut

On April 8, 1975, Frank Robinson broke the color barrier for managers in MLB by becoming a player-manager for the Indians. During the game, he crushed a home run that can be heard as the youthful Herb Score and Joe Tait make the call just after the 13 minute mark during this historic game. Thanks to the late (and great) Joyce Lammers1 , we get to share the audio of this historic...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West whistleblower Chris Janes arrested for assault

The man who dropped the dime that resulted in Jackie Robinson West vacating their US Little League World Series title was reportedly arrested for assault in a bizarre incident involving alcohol early Tuesday morning. According to Mark Konkol of DNAInfo.com, an intoxicated Chris Janes tried to enter a neighbor’s home at around 1 a.m. on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 04, 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
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