Jackie Robinson: The Hero Within

He stole home base 19 times.He hit .311 for his career with 734 RBIs.He helped bring a World Series championship to Brooklyn over the mighty New York Yankees of 1955.Any baseball player would love to finish a career with these statistics, whatever their race, religion, or creed.Jack Roosevelt Robinson is honored yearly by Major League Baseball by having all of the players who play...
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Just in case you can't get enough of Vin Scully's Jackie Robinson stories...here's another

Tuesday was, of course, Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball. Every player in the league honored the great baseball pioneer by wearing Jackie's #42...and Dodgers' legendary announcer Vin Scully had a story about that.It's, basically, a funny little story where Robinson's teammate Gene Hermansky suggested that the entire Dodgers team wear #42 in order to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Giants Overcome RISP Struggles, Walk Off Against Dodgers In 12,

The game started on Jackie Robinson Day and ended after midnight as strong pitching from both sides and runners in scoring position woes led to a twelfth-inning walk-off win for the San Francisco Giants. While both starting pitchers were able to limit damage from the opposing offense, each lasted just five innings at AT&T Park. Both offenses had trouble at the plate in clutch...
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Empire State Building in blue for Jackie Robinson Day

To honor the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the MLB color barrier, the Empire State Building shined True Dodger Blue.
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Dodgers @ Giants April 15, 2014: Jackie Robinson Day

First, the good news: Brian Wilson is back! That really shouldn’t be understated. When he first came up complaining of elbow soreness two weeks ago after looking terrible in blowing a game against San Diego, I think we all thought the worst for the two-time Tommy John survivor. Had you told me on that day that we wouldn’t see him again for the remainder of the season, I wouldn’t...
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Should We be Concerned About the Low Percentage of African Americans in MLB? ☆

Today MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, the 67th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier by playing his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  For some, it’s an occasion to marvel at how much social progress we’ve made since then.  For others, it’s a time to be mindful of how far we still have to go in terms of racial equality. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale seems...
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Notebook: Marlins don No. 42 for Jackie Robinson Day

MIAMI -- A flurry of jerseys wearing No. 42 took the field for Tuesday night's game at Marlins Park. Both Miami and Washington took part in a league-wide celebration of Jackie Robinson Day by honoring the first African American player in Major League Baseball. "I remember back to being a player where it was a choice. Each guy individually got a choice whether to wear 42...
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Jackie Robinson Was Much Bigger Than Baseball

Jackie Robinson did something most were afraid to do in his time, standing up for what you believe in. When you’re awarded a gift, its hard to suppress it and become what others want you to be, so he did what was in his heart… played baseball. April 15, 1947 is a date that changed baseball. A date that will forever be known as Jackie Robinson day. Jackie Robinson entered the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Jackie Robinson Day Special - Vin Scully vs. Jackie Robinson on ice skates

In honor of Jackie Robinson Day I have decided to re-post my blog from December 19th about the time Vin Scully raced Jackie Robinson on ice skates. It was very popular and deserved the re-blog treatment. Here you go:I was sitting in my backyard around the fire watching the Dodgers game on my laptop when Vin Scully told this story about the time when he raced Jackie Robinson on ice...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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