UCLA Bruin Baseball vs. Pepperdine Waves

UCLA seeks to harness the Waves in the teams’ only meeting of 2018. The UCLA Bruin Baseball team (3-0) welcomes the Pepperdine Waves (2-2) tonight at Jackie Robinson Stadium. First pitch is at 6 p.m. PT. UCLA is coming off a series sweep of the Portland Pilots and will play one game against its Malibu neighbors before hosting Baylor this weekend. Pepperdine split a home series against...
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Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

The story of the various baseball organizations that collectively formed the Negro Leagues over the first half of the 20th century is vital to telling the story of the game to this day.This list highlights the legacies of the greatest black players during the segregated era of professional baseball. Ranging from the Negro Leagues to Cuban and Mexican pro leagues and the barnstorming...
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#RIPMLB: Buck O’Neil

At the bottom of Buck O’Neil’s magnificent gravestone, you can find this inscription: “If I’m a Hall of Famer to you, that’s all right with me. Just keep loving old Buck. Don’t weep for Buck. No, man, be happy, be thankful!”That may be the most Buck O’Neil statement possible. No bitterness for a life that could have been. No anger about a well-deserved honor that somehow eluded him...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The greatest barrier-breaking African-American moments in MLB history

The plight of the African-American experience in America as been tightly intertwined with and displayed through the lens of the national pastime. Whether it be the fight to break through the ranks or continuing to raise the profile of both heroes and the game itself, it is impossible to tell the tale of Major League Baseball without including the story of its exclusion of African...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports & Politics Intersect: American controversies follow athletes to Olympics

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week “[Adam Rippon] I want you to know we are FOR YOU. Don’t let fake news distract you. I am proud of you and ALL OF OUR GREAT athletes and my only hope for you and all of #TeamUSA is to bring home the gold. Go get ‘em!” - Vice President Mike Pence to Adam Rippon on TwitterThe saga between Adam Rippon and Vice...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Close calls: 20 MLB greats who came closest to Cooperstown but never made it

There will be a special moment for a certain pair of performers who will be honored when the National Baseball Hall of Fame prepares to welcome another class to Cooperstown this summer. Jack Morris and Alan Trammell will finally have their day in the sun, ending their long waits for Hall of Fame nods.For some, that day has still not arrived. For as many legends who have found ways...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rose Bowl unveils statue of Jackie Robinson playing football

While Pasadena’s Rose Bowl has been around since 1922, Wednesday was a first in the great venue’s history. For the first time in its history, the Rose Bowl unveiled a commemorative statue. Fittingly, the statue is of Jackie Robinson, who went to high school in Pasadena and was a three-sport athlete at UCLA.Even better, the ceremony was MC'd by longtime (and now retired) announcer...
Via Sportsnaut
November 29, 2017  |  Discuss

For Sale: the place Jackie Robinson grew up

It might not be the same house Jackie Robinson grew up in…but it is the closest thing you’re going to get finding the Hall of Famer’s childhood home.For a mere $649,000(!), the house on 123 Pepper Street in Pasadena can be yours. But don’t be fooled by the real estate listing, the thing isn’t really Robinson’s “former house”…it is merely just the location on where the Brooklyn Dodgers...
Via The Sports Daily
November 18, 2017  |  Discuss

After hosting first all-girls baseball tournament, MLB’s gender barrier could be slowly breaking

An infamous line was broadcast to the world by the young kids in the classic flick “The Sandlot.”“You play ball like a girl!”It was a term to use as a demeaning way to show females were incapable of playing such a sport. We can finally say that isn’t true now.Major League and USA Baseball recently launched the “Trailblazer Series” which is a new baseball tournament in the greater...
Via Sportsnaut
April 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson statue unveiled outside of Dodger Stadium

The Dodgers honored Jackie Robinson in a big way on Saturday, by immortalizing him on the 70th anniversary of him making his MLB debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.It was unveiled at Dodger Stadium in front of the fans, and features him sliding into a base, which is fitting. Here’s what the statue looks like. And here’s a close-up shot of it. Robinson’s achievements can’t be understated...
Via The Sports Daily
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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