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Jackie Robinson

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  • New goals for President's Cup during its second year

    The President's Cup was created to bring public and private schools together on the city's baseball fields. In this, its second year, the event is being expanded to include a public service project and a financial campaign to raise money to improve and...
  • Baseball fans meet for diamond dialogue

    Baseball fans meet for diamond dialogue
    Talk baseball with Washington native David Paulson for a few minutes, and his obsessive lifelong fandom pours out in facts, figures and lore. He recalls how he loved the most obscure of Washington Senators players, like outfielder Stan Spence. How he...
  • Giants beat 'em to the punch

    When the White Sox traded for Freddy Garcia in 2004, Ken Williams had the perfect explanation for the midseason move. "1917,'' the general manage said, referring to the last time the White Sox had won the World Series. As the general manager of the...
  • History shows baseball will bounce back

    Baseball is no stranger to scandal and unsavory history. One of its earliest superstars, Cap Anson, perpetuated a culture of fierce segregation that scarred the game for decades. Another early great, "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, was one of eight Chicago...
  • '07's oral report

    "She looked at me with this look, like, 'Mom, are you dumb or what?' She said, 'These are my friends. I want to be with them.'" Deborah McFadden, whose wheelchair athlete daughter, Tatyana, has challenged the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic...
  • Still a winning season for New Windsor Cubs

    Still a winning season for New Windsor Cubs
    Sunday was Little League Day at Oriole Park for the New Windsor Cubs. Forgive the fans if they didn't recognize the undefeated team from 1954. Instead of gangly kids in baggy uniforms, they were gray-haired granddads in matching T-shirts. On the front of...
  • Don't expect rant from Frank Thomas in Hall of Fame speech

     Don't expect rant from Frank Thomas in Hall of Fame speech
    Two weeks before his Hall of Fame induction, Frank Thomas is busy putting the finishing touches on his speech. There will be no designated writer brought in to refine Thomas' thoughts. It will be 100 percent pure, unfiltered Frank, just the way he was...
  • Sam Donnellon: Civic Leader changed society on the baseball diamond

    He was Martin Luther King one day, Malcolm X another, Jackie Robinson the day after that. Nearly 100 years before each man carved his indelible mark on the tree of American history, Octavius V. Catto hacked away at it, as well, blazing a zealot's trail...
  • George Crowe Cleared Fences In Hartford, Broke Down Barriers In Two Sports

    George Crowe Cleared Fences In Hartford, Broke Down Barriers In Two Sports
    It did not take long for George Crowe to impress fans in Hartford. A crowd of 5,249 jammed into Bulkeley Stadium on May 7, 1950, when the Chiefs played the first home game of the new season, and they got a glimpse of what that Summer of George Crowe would...
  • Ruby Dee dies: Five of her memorable movies

    Ruby Dee dies: Five of her memorable movies
    When the prolific actress and activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday at age 91, she left behind a show-business career that spanned seven decades on stage and screen, as well a legacy of breaking down barriers for black performers. Here are but five of her...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
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