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Jackie Robinson

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  • GQ names Brendon Ayanbadejo 'honorary gay'

    GQ names Brendon Ayanbadejo 'honorary gay'
    Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo is sporting a fancy new title these days: Honorary Gay. It comes compliments of GQ magazine, which bestowed the honor on the linebacker and Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. According to GQ, the players are "honorary...
  • Sports notices: HCTA's fall outdoor tennis program starts soon

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6605. Tennis The Howard County Tennis Association is starting its fall outdoor tennis program...
  • Anne Arundel athletes say message of '42' still relevant

    Anne Arundel athletes say message of '42' still relevant
    Arundel High School sophomore Chloe Hill entered a screening of the motion picture "42" on Thursday indebted to the film's main character, baseball player Jackie Robinson. The film depicts Robinson's struggles and triumphs in becoming the first African-...
  • Lacy deserved mention in '42'

    Lacy deserved mention in '42'
    Having just seen the wonderful film, "42," the other day, I, too, was struck by the absence of a mention of the Baltimore Afro-American's Sam Lacy in the sports reporting of such a momentous time in baseball, America's and civil rights history. Your...
  • Orioles notes and observations (Wieters, extra innings, Bundy, Etchebarren)

    Orioles notes and observations (Wieters, extra innings, Bundy, Etchebarren)
    Catcher Matt Wieters doesn’t show much emotion on the field. He’s Baltimore’s Matty Ice. So it was interesting to see him show some not just once, but twice, in the late innings on Thursday night. The first was fairly understated. He...
  • How Sam Lacy helped integrate Major League Baseball

    How Sam Lacy helped integrate Major League Baseball
    Like most films depicting historic accounts of real-life events, the bio-epic "42" carries the immediate disclaimer that it is based on a true story, leaving room for interpretive analysis and creative license. Consequently, dramatic interpretations are...
  • Jackie Robinson movie spurs memories of integrated American Legion baseball team [Commentary]

    Over the years I sometimes think of Tony Carter and wonder what happened to him. Carter was a left-handed hitting second baseman who had some pop — baseball lingo for power. I also remember he ran on the tip of his toes and had a large Afro. I...
  • Jackie Robinson, Ben Carson and civil rights

    Jackie Robinson, Ben Carson and civil rights
    As someone who came of age after the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, I was really struck and disturbed by some of the scenes in the Jackie Robinson movie, "42" ("'42' hits a homer at the box office," April 15). When you see the crowds in these...
  • Matt Hobgood and Mychal Givens excited for a fresh start this year

    Matt Hobgood and Mychal Givens excited for a fresh start this year
    SARASOTA, Fla. — As pitchers conducted their first workout of the spring at the Orioles' minor league camp Monday, the beginning of two comebacks took place in the bullpen area of the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park. It's been...
  • Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery

    Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery
    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank tried to think of his perfect dinner party. There'd have to be a Beatle, he said, along with Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Mother Teresa. But the No. 1 guest, he said, would be Muhammad Ali. Plank and Ali were among...
  • One more vote for Marvin Miller for the Hall of Fame

    One more vote for Marvin Miller for the Hall of Fame
    Since the news broke that baseball union pioneer Marvin Miller passed away this week, there has been a growing media chorus advocating his induction in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It certainly is long overdue. Miller changed baseball for the...
  • Did baseball HOF voting surprise you?

    Bonds, Clemens snubbed Dan Connolly Baltimore Sun It's not surprising that no one received the needed 75 percent of BBWAA ballots. It's also not surprising that Craig Biggio, he of the 3,060 career hits for the Astros, was the highest vote-getter...