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Jackie Robinson

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  • Jackie Robinson's daughter to speak at Rollins: 'Important to remain in struggle'

    Jackie Robinson's daughter to speak at Rollins: 'Important to remain in struggle'
    Sharon Robinson doesn't mind that some people refer to her simply as "Jackie Robinson's daughter." One of three children of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, Robinson has written books about her...
  • Baseball: Lots of alumni games are set for Saturday

     Saturday will be a big day for alumni baseball games. Among schools holding alumni games are Quartz Hill, Granada Hills Kennedy, Reseda Cleveland and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. Notre Dame will unveil its new $3 million stadium at 10 a.m. Cleveland will...
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  • Talking baseball with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns

    Talking baseball with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns
    For more than 30 years, Ken Burns has created documentaries about United States history. Baseball is part of that history, and Burns' Emmy Award-winning series on the sport 20 years ago examined the national pastime through the years. Burns will be at...
  • Kansas City heads to the ballfield at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

    Kansas City heads to the ballfield at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is a fitting home field for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: It was here that the first professional league for black players was formed in 1920 and where Jackie Robinson was playing in 1945 when he was recruited...
  • From Gehrig To Bagwell, A Proud History Of Baseball In Connecticut

    From Gehrig To Bagwell, A Proud History Of Baseball In Connecticut
    Little could John M. Greene, sports editor of The Courant, have known what he was chronicling, or how prophetic his words were as he began his dispatch from Hackensack, N.J., where the local pro team, the Hartford Senators, were playing an exhibition game...
  • Baseball's Hall of Fame is a game-changer for fans

    Baseball's Hall of Fame is a game-changer for fans
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — I go to sleep each night watched over by a portrait of Roberto Clemente. I wake up each morning and see a baseball signed by Sandy Koufax. In between, I can glimpse Los Angeles, Washington and Cleveland baseball caps hanging from...
  • Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park

    Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park
    A mural honoring Puerto Rican baseball icon Roberto Clemente has been painted over, destroying what was a source of pride for Little Leaguers and parents at a rebounding Azalea Park Elementary School ball field. Earl Lugo has coached there and wanted...
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    I'm intrigued by the suspension of Oklahoma State University star Marcus Smart for shoving a fan in the final seconds of Saturday's game against Texas Tech. The fan, a rabid Texas Tech rooter named Jeff Orr, admits to having called......
  • Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month

    Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month
    Take a look back at the world of baseball — and the Negro Baseball Leagues — as part of a Black History Month exhibit at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit, open during regular library...
  • Roberto Clemente mural will rise again after destruction sparks anger, support

    Roberto Clemente mural will rise again after destruction sparks anger, support
    A new, bigger mural honoring baseball icon Roberto Clemente will rise again over Azalea Park's Little League after someone rolled black paint over one honoring the Puerto Rican humanitarian at a local ball field. That's what supporters, a league...
  • Outlook: Dodgers eager to build upon franchise's storied history

    Outlook: Dodgers eager to build upon franchise's storied history
    The Dodgers head into their 57th season in Los Angeles as one of the favorites to win what would be their first World Series title in more than a quarter century. Many of the components that played an integral role in the team’s National League...