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Jackie Robinson

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  • Jackie Robinson Day to be celebrated through baseball

    Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day across baseball, honoring the 67th anniversary of the day Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The most prominent of the events planned to honor Robinson was to take place at Yankee Stadium before New...
  • On The Fly: A Moment Of Silence In Boston

    At 2:49 p.m. Tuesday, the city of Boston observed a moment of silence marking the one-year anniversary of the bombing that killed three and injured more than 260 near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. No one is running from fear. The race is being...
  • Orioles' Adam Jones, Evan Meek sent home with illness

    Orioles' Adam Jones, Evan Meek sent home with illness
    The flu that hit the Orioles clubhouse last week affected two more players Tuesday. The Orioles sent center fielder Adam Jones and right-handed relief pitcher Evan Meek home from Camden Yards before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed...
  • Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes

    Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes
    With heavy rain coming down for much of Tuesday in the Baltimore area, there was little doubt that the Orioles’ scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays would be postponed. But both teams arrived at Camden Yards with hope that the clouds would...
  • Cubs At Yankees Postponed; Day-Night Doubleheader Wednesday

    Rain forced the postponement of Tuesday's series opener between the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees, who will instead play a day-night doubleheader Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. Tuesday's game was called before noon ET as rainfall pounded the area....
  • On this date in history: Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier

    On this date in history: Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier
    On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. Born to a family of sharecroppers, Robinson was a consummate athlete, becoming the first person to letter in four varsity sports at the University of California at Los Angeles. He...
  • Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]

    Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]
    Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
  • Jason Hammel returns to site of his biggest test

    Jason Hammel returns to site of his biggest test
    NEW YORK — Joe Girardi and Masahiro Tanaka will be settled in their Yankee pinstripes Tuesday night, but Jason Hammel will feel just as comfortable trying to beat them at Yankee Stadium. That's because Hammel returns to the site of the biggest...
  • Dawson: Jackie Robinson's contribution iconic | Game video highlights

    Andre Dawson never met Jackie Robinson but learned about the man who paved the way for his own path to the major leagues and ultimately the Baseball Hall of Fame from uncles who were Dodgers fans. For all his accomplishments on the field, Dawson...
  • White Sox ready to 'have fun' with Jake Peavy

    White Sox ready to 'have fun' with Jake Peavy
    The White Sox will face former teammate Jake Peavy when the Red Sox open a three-game series Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Peavy, who beat the Sox 7-2 Aug. 31 at Fenway Park, was part of a three-team trade July 30, 2013. "We enjoyed having him...
  • 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...