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JACKIE ROBINSON RUMORS

Robinson, Feller Shared Complicated, Connected Bond

Though they came from wildly different backgrounds – and never faced each other in a game that counted – Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson were inextricably linked by the brotherhood of baseball. Before he broke the color line, Robinson played in barnstorming tours that included Rapid Robert. Both had very well-defined opinions – and weren’t shy about sharing them. And both...

This is Larry Doby’s Story: Reliving Yesteryear

With the unveiling of Larry Doby’s statue at Progressive Field on Saturday, much will be made of the indignities he suffered during his playing career for the Cleveland Indians. His feats on the field will be dutifully recited. His supporters will boast of his Hall of Fame bona fides, while noting these accomplishments were recorded under constant pressure to perform. He was very...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians to unveil Larry Doby statue at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians will unveil the new Larry Doby statue on Saturday at 4:45PM at Progressive Field's Right Field Gate (Corner of East 9th and Larry Doby Way). Fans are encouraged to be in the area by 4:30 p.m. Doby, who played with the Tribe from 1947-1955 and in 1959, was the first African-American to play in the American League, just months after Jackie Robinson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  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

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

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

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
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