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More on Baseball’s Integration, the Tribe’s Larry Doby and Beyond

Here and elsewhere, Indians outfielder and race pioneer Larry Doby was celebrated. A deserving man who graces Cooperstown and who is now honored by a statue at Progressive Field, Doby nevertheless appears likely to remain an underrated figure. Cleveland, at least, has finally begun to appreciate Doby’s experience in baseball. But when the Indians signed him, how was the process...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Righting a Wrong and Honoring a Legend in Doby

In a season full of so many things gone wrong for the Cleveland Indians, Saturday afternoon marked a moment that they absolutely got right, albeit many, many years too late. A new statue of Larry Doby joined those of Bob Feller and Jim Thome in welcoming baseball fans into the Tribe’s home in downtown Cleveland. For some, the decision corrects a massive oversight made when the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians to unveil statue for trailblazer Larry Doby

CLEVELAND -- The Indians will unveil a statue of Hall of Famer Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, on Saturday at Progressive Field. Doby broke the color barrier in the AL on July 5, 1947, just months after Jackie Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Doby spent nine seasons with Cleveland and helped lead the Indians to a World Series title in 1948. He...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians to unveil Larry Doby statue, broke AL color barrier

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians will unveil a statue of Hall of Famer Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, on Saturday at Progressive Field. Doby broke the color barrier in the AL on July 5, 1947, just months after Jackie Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Doby spent nine seasons with Cleveland and helped lead the Indians to a World Series title in 1948....
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Next Up: Indians Host the White Sox for a Four-Game Series

The Cleveland Indians began the second half of the 2015 season by winning two of three in Cincinnati and splitting the two-game series in Milwaukee. Going 3-2 on the road isn’t ordinarily something to complain about, but those two bottom feeders of the NL Central are a combined 84-104, so, really, they shouldn’t have been much of a test for a team that still hopes to make a run...
Via Waiting For Next Year
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 23, 1962

1962 – The National Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes in four new members, including two with direct ties to the Cleveland Indians organization. Legendary pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson, voted in by the Baseball Writers Association of America, are joined by manager Bill McKechnie and outfielder Edd Roush via Veteran’s Committee selection. Feller’s legacy as an...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
12 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
12 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
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Race to the Bottom: #2 1928 Phillies

Klein had a great start to his Hall of Fame career in 1928 but it barely made a dent in the team’s fortunes. Photo: Baseball Hall of Fame This is the fourth entry in the countdown of the five worst teams in Phillies history. For the introduction and criteria used for this series, please check out the first entry here. Team: 1928 Phillies Record: 43-109 (T-4th least wins in any...
Via Phillies Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Final Piece Of The Puzzle

The ’69 World Series saw Jerry Koosman pick up the W in 2 of the 4 Mets victories. His ERA was 2.04 and he allowed only 7 hits in 17 2/3 innings pitched. Ron Swoboda hit .400 and made arguably one of the best catches in Series history. Tommie Agee outdid his teammate and made 2 unforgettable catches which will live forever in Mets folklore. However, none of these men would win...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey’s Major League Teams

New Jersey, sandwiched between New York City and Philadelphia, divides its baseball loyalties, typically, with the top half of the state rooting for the former’s teams and the bottom half for the latter’s. Briefly, on two occasions, the Garden State had a major league baseball team of its own. In 1873, the Elizabeth Resolutes played in the National Association of Professional...
Via The Sports Post
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers say Don Newcombe leaves stadium after becoming ill

LOS ANGELES (AP) Don Newcombe, baseball's first player to win rookie of the year, most valuable player and the Cy Young Award, is resting comfortably after being taken to a hospital from Dodger Stadium the team said Tuesday. The 89-year-old special adviser to the chairman left the ballpark on Monday night, according to the Dodgers, who did not disclose his condition. The team said...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Professional Sports Can, and Should, Be a Vehicle for Change in the United States

“It hurt to see the things that happened in Charleston. It just broke my heart, because I felt like that could’ve been me. It could’ve been my friends, it could’ve been my pastor. It could’ve been anybody.” Those words were spoken by Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard after he flew into Charleston, South Carolina to meet with those most impacted by the murderous attack...
Via Sportsnaut
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West Files Lawsuit Over Vacated Title

After one of the best stories of the summer last year in which Jackie Robinson West won the United States’ side of the Little League World...
Via Athlon Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West team sues Little League

Jackie Robinson West team sues Little League
Via Philly Sports Live
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Chicago Little League team suing over stripped title

CHICAGO (AP) A former Chicago Little League team is suing the sport's governing body, alleging it improperly stripped it of its national title. An attorney for Jackie Robinson West announced the lawsuit at a news conference Wednesday. Little League International stripped the team of its U.S. championship in February after an investigation that it said found team officials had falsified...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Teacher working to ensure pioneer Walker is remembered

Craig Brown grew up in Columbiana County. He wasn’t far from the final resting place of a baseball pioneer, but he didn’t know it – until he read “Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues.” That was his introduction to Moses Fleetwood Walker. Before Jackie Robinson broke the color line in 1947 – 63 years before, in fact – Fleet Walker became the first...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

A Roberto Clemente biopic is in the works

The story of former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is well-known – an all-time great baseball player tragically dies on New Year’s Eve while on a humanitarian mission. The game of baseball, and for that matter, the country, was absolutely devastated. But there hasn’t been a definitive cinematic look at Clemente’s life, aside from Baseball’s Last Hero: 21...
Via Awful Announcing
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 16, 2015  |  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
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Importance of Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson with Martin Luther King Today is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, and while Jackie Robinson’s importance to Major League Baseball is recognized and understood, his importance to the American Civil Rights movement as a whole is largely overlooked. Robinson was a lifetime Civil Rights advocate. Though he promised Dodgers GM Branch Rickey that he...
Via In The Neutral Zone
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Astronaut helps celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on space station

  Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated even in space this year. While Rachel Robinson, the player's widow, and Commissioner Rob Manfred were set to honor Robinson in a ceremony at Dodger Stadium in conjunction with Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game, astronaut Terry Virts wore a Dodgers jersey with Robinson's No. 42 along with a Brooklyn cap at the International Space...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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