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Chicago's Jackie Robinson West to leave Little League

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago's Jackie Robinson West plans to leave the Little League organization for the Babe Ruth League's Cal Ripken division. The team was stripped of its national title in February after allegations arose that team officials falsified boundaries to add ineligible players to the roster. Jackie Robinson West officials hired an attorney to conduct an investigation. Team...
Via AP on Fox
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Los Angeles Dodgers get Job Done, Complete Sweep of Seattle Mariners on Jackie Robinson Day

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher J.P. Howell throws during the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The Dodgers won 5-2. (Mandatory Credit: Alex Gallardo/AP) It is a special day in baseball, but even more special if you wear the uniform with the script ‘Dodgers’ across the chest. Jackie Robinson...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 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
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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

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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