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Jackie Robinson

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  • Negro Leagues museum in Kansas City tells long-ignored stories of great baseball players

    Negro Leagues museum in Kansas City tells long-ignored stories of great baseball players
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When you first step into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, you gaze through chicken wire onto a makeshift baseball field that features 10 former Negro Leaguers among the first to be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame....
  • Review: 'No No: A Dockumentary' ★★

    Review: 'No No: A Dockumentary' ★★
    You might figure that any baseball player who pitched a no-hitter in a major league game while self-reportedly on LSD is probably worth a movie, and based on the engaging "No No: A Dockumentary," that assessment pretty much stands. Twenty years after...
  • Dodgers-Angels World Series would be a downright neighborly first

    Dodgers-Angels World Series would be a downright neighborly first
    The imaginary Freeway begins north of Dodger Stadium, in Pasadena, in the grassy knolls and cluttered corners around Pepper Street where Jackie Robinson learned to play a game he would forever change. The Freeway, with a Hall of Fame legacy, travels...
  • Legendary, Derek Jeter Launch Digital Media Startup for Pro Athletes to Post 'Unfiltered' Content

    Derek Jeter, the now-retired New York Yankees ballplayer, has a new career: multimedia entrepreneur. Jeter is teaming up with movie studio Legendary Entertainment to launch The Players' Tribune, a digital startup that promises to be a home for...
  • George Shuba, Dodgers teammate of Jackie Robinson, dies at 89

    George "Shotgun" Shuba, a Brooklyn Dodgers teammate of Jackie Robinson whose congratulatory gesture after a Robinson home run in 1946 was captured in a photograph that signaled a changing society, has died. He was 89. Shuba, who played alongside...
  • Dodgers enjoy a little R&R this weekend

    Catcher Tim Federowicz lounged on a black vinyl sofa, watching a baseball game on TV, while a few feet away pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Josh Beckett and infielders Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe gathered around a table for a loud game of dominoes. A moment...
  • How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?

    How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?
    Filmmakers have long been drawn to stories of iconic musicians, and it's easy to see why: They come pre-packaged with charismatic characters, a rise-to-fame story arc (with the occasional fall from grace), a built-in audience and a killer soundtrack. None...
  • Letters: Who are those blue guys on TV?

    Letters: Who are those blue guys on TV?
    After holding Vin Scully hostage to film their self-promoting commercial that ran during televised Dodgers games all week, I'd like to thank Time Warner Cable for releasing him unharmed. Larry Yells Hermosa Beach :: So TWC blesses the other 70% of...
  • Clippers star Blake Griffin graces October cover of GQ

    Clippers star Blake Griffin graces October cover of GQ
    L.A. may not be a Clippers town, but almost everywhere you look something reminds you of them. There’s Doc Rivers on CNN, detailing the travails of coaching a team owned by Donald Sterling. There’s star playmaker Chris Paul in a suit,...
  • First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn't Jackie Robinson

    First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn't Jackie Robinson
    Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten. Years ago, Palmer's grandmother told him the story of the man buried here. That's my uncle, she said, your great-grand uncle. His...
  • Cubs future may be bright but present's awful dim

     Cubs future may be bright but present's awful dim
    The Cubs may be the first last-place team in major league history to take a victory lap in September. As the 2014 season grinds down to a merciful ending, the Cubs have been busy patting themselves on the back for having the Minor League Player of the...