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  • White Sox's Micah Johnson says it's up to MLB to promote African-American players

    White Sox's Micah Johnson says it's up to MLB to promote African-American players
    CLEVELAND -- Rookie second baseman Micah Johnson wore the No. 42 White Sox uniform for the first time Wednesday afternoon at Progressive Field, an honor of which he said he had dreamed coming up through baseball. Players throughout Major League...
  • Yankees reliever Andrew Miller says time with O's was 'most fun I've ever had playing baseball'

    Yankees reliever Andrew Miller says time with O's was 'most fun I've ever had playing baseball'
    When New York Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller took the mound in the eighth inning Monday with one on, one out and his club clinging to a one-run lead, he wasn't nostalgic. He wasn't considering that the guys in the batter's box were his teammates just a...
  • Baseball books to read this season

    Baseball books to read this season
    A new baseball season promises a fresh crop of published diamond gems. Here are five books that caught our eye. Molina by Bengie Molina with Joan Ryan, Simon & Schuster, 272 pages, $25, May 12 Quick! Tell me what three brothers who all played...
  • Dodgers, forever linked to civil rights movement, to host special game

    Dodgers, forever linked to civil rights movement, to host special game
    Don Newcombe has a story for anyone who doubts baseball's role in the struggle for civil rights in the United States. It was March of 1968 and Newcombe, one of the first players to follow Jackie Robinson across the "color line" that had kept African...
  • Official: Jackie Robinson West used bogus map to recruit ineligible players

    Official: Jackie Robinson West used bogus map to recruit ineligible players
    Officials with neighboring Little League organizations knew that Jackie Robinson West officials had gerrymandered a map to cover up for ineligible players but kept quiet because they didn't want to cause trouble, the CEO of Little League International...
  • Little League team stripped of U.S. title

    Little League team stripped of U.S. title
    The 2014 U.S. Little League World Series champions, who eliminated Philadelphia's Taney Dragons along the way, have been stripped of their title. The Jackie Robinson-West team from Chicago was found to have used players from outside its geographic area...
  • JRW scandal hurts kids more than anyone

    JRW scandal hurts kids more than anyone
    As a journalist, I’ve had it drilled in my head to be objective when writing a story. I was wiping away tears as I wrote this column. I’ve written about murders, shootings and missing children. This was the toughest column I’ve...
  • Little League national title stripped from Jackie Robinson West

    Little League national title stripped from Jackie Robinson West
    Last year's Little League national champions have been stripped of their title after Little League International found that the team falsified its boundary map. Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West was found to have used players who lived outside the...
  • Ruling can never fully erase Jackie Robinson West's accomplishment

    Ruling can never fully erase Jackie Robinson West's accomplishment
    Little League International this morning put the bad news into the Bad News Bears story of a plucky, underdog kids’ baseball team that almost made it by stripping the Jackie Robinson West Little League team of its U.S. championship for using...
  • Kids from Jackie Robinson West face toughest lesson of all

    Kids from Jackie Robinson West face toughest lesson of all
    On a side of Chicago that needs any good news and is unlikely ever to get it, the kids from the Jackie Robinson West Little League team were starlight and moonbeams. For weeks last summer their exploits in the Little League World Series made them heroes...
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2015 giveaways: Maikel Franco on a unicycle and an odometer on a base

    Maikel Franco on a unicycle? An odometer on a base? It won't happen on the field at Coca-Cola Park, but they will be part of featured giveaways during the 2015 season. Bobbleheads featuring Franco, Ken "100 miles" Giles/odometer on the base and...