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JACKIE ROBINSON RUMORS

UCLA retires Jackie Robinson's No. 42 across all sports

Late in the first quarter of the rivalry game between No. 9 UCLA and No. 19 USC, UCLA athletics made an announcement that they would honor Jackie Robinson by retiring the No. 42 across all varsity sports. The announcement comes just one day after UCLA celebrated the 75th anniversary of Robinson's arrival on campus. The celebration at Drake Stadium culminated with the naming of the...
Via Fox Sports West
29 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA honors Robinson, retires No. 42 for all teams

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) UCLA is honoring Jackie Robinson by retiring the former four-sport athlete's iconic No. 42 for all of its athletic teams. The school announced the honor Saturday night during the Bruins' football game against Southern California. Robinson played baseball, basketball and football and ran track at UCLA from 1939-41 before breaking baseball's color barrier with...
Via AP on Fox
29 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 in last place...
Via Holdout Sports
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Advances to Little League World Series

Jackie Robinson West, a little league baseball team from Chicago’s South Side, has advanced to the Little League World Series, held in Williamsport, PA, every year. Jackie Robinson West, based out of Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood, won the Great Lakes Regional in a thrilling 12-7 comeback victory over New Albany, Indiana. This is Jackie Robinson West’s first appearance...
Via Sports Mockery
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

FSSD Charity Partner of the Month: Jackie Robinson YMCA

ABOUT US: The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA serves an ethnically diverse community of over a quarter of a million people in Southeastern San Diego. With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility; every day we extend our reach to people of all ages with a variety of needs and interests. Our staff and volunteers are committed to making a real difference...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Doby may not be household name, but should be

When we think of the integration of baseball, the name that comes to mind for most is that of Jackie Robinson. And while Robinson's accomplishments in breaking baseball's color barrier should never be marginalized, there's another legend that perhaps deserves more credit for how he changed the game. On July 5, 1947, 11 weeks after Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers fan has epic back tattoo with Scully, Jackie Robinson

No joke: pitchers and catchers report in three weeks…unless you are the Arizona Diamondbacks or the L.A. Dodgers, whose players will report in…
Via Busted Coverage
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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