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Today in Tribe History: January 23, 1962

Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame on their first ballot by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Feller spent 18 seasons in the Majors with the Cleveland Indians in a span of 21 years after spending three seasons of his prime in the United States Navy during World War II. Rapid Robert was a statistical leader year in and year out in a variety of...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

The Little League team from the south side of Chicago who represented the United States in the Little League World Series championship game has been accused of cheating, according to DNA Chicago. The league allegedly changed their boundaries to include players from an area already used by another league. Normally leagues can, and do frequently change their boundaries, however the...
Via Baseball Essential
December 26, 2014  |  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

UCLA retires Jackie Robinson's No. 42 across all sports

Late in the first quarter of the rivalry game between No. 9 UCLA and No. 19 USC, UCLA athletics made an announcement that they would honor Jackie Robinson by retiring the No. 42 across all varsity sports. The announcement comes just one day after UCLA celebrated the 75th anniversary of Robinson's arrival on campus. The celebration at Drake Stadium culminated with the naming of the...
Via Fox Sports West
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA honors Robinson, retires No. 42 for all teams

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) UCLA is honoring Jackie Robinson by retiring the former four-sport athlete's iconic No. 42 for all of its athletic teams. The school announced the honor Saturday night during the Bruins' football game against Southern California. Robinson played baseball, basketball and football and ran track at UCLA from 1939-41 before breaking baseball's color barrier with...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pumpsie Green Turns Eighty-One Years Old

Pumpsie GreenElijah Jerry 'Pumpsie' Green turns 81 today. Many younger Red Sox fans may not recognize his name—but he has an important legacy with the team. Green was the first African-American player in franchise history—coming aboard at the relatively late date of 1959. The Red Sox were the last team to integrate, and—more than a decade earlier—they passed up opportunities...
Via FenwayNation
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Brooklyn Dodgers player George Shuba dies at 89

  George ''Shotgun'' Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89. The Los Angeles Dodgers said Shuba died at his home in Youngstown, Ohio. No cause of death was given. Shuba, who was white, congratulated his teammate on the Montreal Royals...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

George Shuba, former Brooklyn Dodger, dead at 89

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) George ''Shotgun'' Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89. The Los Angeles Dodgers said Shuba died at his home in Youngstown, Ohio. No cause of death was given. Shuba, who was white, congratulated his teammate...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds strike minor league affiliation deal with Daytona, ends partnership with Bakersfield

After failing to renew their contract with the Bakersfield Blaze, the Cincinnati Reds are set to have a new Advanced-A affiliate come 2015 beyond. And the affiliate will hail from The Sunshine State.The following is a press release sent out by the Reds detailing the new deal:DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Daytona Baseball announced, Thursday, that Big Game Florida and the Cincinnati Reds have...
Via Redlegs Review
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds announce new Advanced-A affiliation

DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- Daytona Baseball announced, Thursday, that Big Game Florida and the Cincinnati Reds have partnered on a four-year deal to make Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark the home of the Reds class A-Advanced club through at least 2018. Affiliated baseball is guaranteed in Daytona Beach through at least 2022. Big Game Florida Owner Andy Rayburn is...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Business to Help Jackie Robinson West Player

When Jackie Robinson West came home to Chicago they were met with huge crowds of supporters and a parade for Americas favorite little league team. One player came back home to being homeless and  his parents struggling to make ends meet. Jaheim Benton helped get JRW to the final against South Korea. Benton’s mother, a home care provider, and his father, a radiator technician,...
Via Sports Mockery
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Pay Tribute to Jackie Robinson West with Wild Warm-Up Uniforms

CHICAGO, IL — Jackie Robinson West has been the talk of the town this summer and rightfully so. After winning the United States Championship by defeating an undefeated team out of Las Vegas, ‘JRW’ fell to a very talented South Korea team in the Little League World Series. MORE ON JRW The City of Chicago welcomed to young boy back with open arms, throwing them a parade that...
Via Sports Mockery
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Business Offers Rent For Homeless LLWS Player’s Family

Jaheim Benton played a big role in the success of his Little League World Series team, Jackie Robinson West, which represented the Great Lakes region in this summer’s tournament. Jackie Robinson West went on to lose in the World Series finals in Williamsport, Penn., and Benton returned to Chicago to an even more harsh reality — his family was homeless. Benton’s mother is an...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs warmup jerseys honor Jackie Robinson West Little League team

Last month’s Little League World Series featured the individual brilliance of Mo’ne Davis, who became the first Little League player to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. The tournament also brought us the story of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago, the United States champions. Despite losing to South Korea in the final game, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Homeless Jackie Robinson West player's family gets rent paid for

In a city like Chicago where news is often about violence and cruelty, it is a bit comforting to see there are still people willing to lend a helping hand. After the Little League World Series, most sports fans were familiar Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team, which won the US championship game. However, most fans had no idea that 12-year-old Jaheim Benton did not have a home...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 Little League World Series was the most-watched ever on ESPN

This year’s Little League World Series on ESPN had many intriguing storylines, mainly centering around Taney Dragons star pitcher Mo’Ne Davis and the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago that won the United States championship. But this year’s event wasn’t just a two story affair – the World Series as a whole was the most-watched and highest-rated Little League World...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Media Ruined the Story of Jackie Robinson West

Most everyone has been following the most exciting baseball team in Chicago during the dog days of summer. Naturally, I am referring to Jackie Robinson West, the Little League team that won over the hearts of America. They had a parade and everything. They made a bunch of African-Americans proud, namely Kenny Williams: “These boys gave you a glimpse of who we really are.” Then...
Via Sports Mockery
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mo’Ne Davis Heads Home to Philly…Shows Off Dance Moves

Wednesday, the city of Chicago came out in droves to welcome home the United States Little League Champion Jackie Robinson West team, but, it’s still pretty obvious who the biggest star of the tournament still is. Mo’Ne Davis. 760 miles across the country, the 13-year-old star pitcher and her Taney Dragon teammates hit Citizens Bank Park in their hometown of Philadelphia and...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Little League Team is Bigger Than Beyonce

To say this year’s Little League World Series was a hit would be both an insanely bad pun and, well, an incredible understatement. We all already know the story of Philadelphia’s Mo’Ne Davis, the breakout star of the 2014 tournament, but thanks to their historic performance Saturday, we’re beginning to know the boys from the Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West All-Stars. The...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Jackie Robinson West Players Will Never Go Pro

I’m sure that my inbox will soon be flooded with ignorant hatemail of “readers” who don’t actually read this article. I, too, sat and watched JRW as they battled their way through the ranks. Their game against Nevada was, without a doubt, the most exciting game of baseball I’ve watched in at least 5 years. The kids are amazing, and their talent level is top notch. But baseball...
Via Sports Mockery
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West Player Teaches Handshake to South Korean Opponent

After a heartbreaking 8-4 loss to South Korea, Marquis Jackson from Jackie Robinson West, taught a South Korean player a handshake while shaking hands at the end of the game. Great show of sportsmanship by this young Chicagoan after a tough loss. The Little League World Series is all about bringing young baseball players together and competing in a tournament of class, sportsmanship...
Via Sports Mockery
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Little League World Series: How Jackie Robinson West should inspire Chicago

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team is truly inspirational.  There had not been an all black team or a team from Chicago in the Little League World Series in over 30 years.  To say that these kids grow up in a rough area would be a massive understatement.  The south & west sides of Chicago are a veritable war zone with senseless killings happening on an almost daily...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN has biggest bargain in sports TV with Little League World Series

My latest column for the Chicago Tribune is on how ESPN hit the jackpot with the Little League World Series. You also can access the column via my Twitter feed @Sherman_Report. From the column: ****** The big winner besides Jackie Robinson West and Mo’Ne Davis at this year’s Little League World Series is ESPN. The kids provided the network with the best bargain in TV sports this...
Via Sherman Report
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series. Even at the end, the youngsters that had brightened a city and caught the imagination of the baseball world didn't quit. Down seven runs to powerful South Korea in the final inning of the championship game on Sunday, the Great Lakes Region champion...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

South Korea Defeats Chicago To Win 2014 Little League World Series

South Korea won its third Little World Series title and first since 1985 with an 8-4 victory over Jackie Robinson West (Chicago) in Sunday’s championship game. Korea’s victory marks the fourth time in the last five tournaments that an international team has claimed the title. Huntington Beach (California) was the last United States team to win the LLWS. Jae Yeong Hwang was the...
Via NESN.com
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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