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Jackie Robinson

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  • Thousands turn out for Little Leaguers: 'They are America's team'

    Thousands turn out for Little Leaguers: 'They are America's team'
    Chicago crowned its newest kings Wednesday, as thousands turned out to celebrate Jackie Robinson West's improbable run in the Little League World Series. ┬áThe players — most of whom had just started preschool the last time the city hoisted a...
  • City politicians hitch wagon to Jackie Robinson Little League team

    City politicians hitch wagon to Jackie Robinson Little League team
    Chicago's Democratic political class hitched its wagon to the Jackie Robinson West All-Star team's popularity today, turning out in force for some television time and election-year retail campaigning during a rally for the national Little League champions...
  • John Kass: Jackie Robinson West, pardon the adult sympathy

    To the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars: Boys, I'm hoping you can forgive us grown-ups for some of the nonsense coming out of our mouths after the Little League World Series. Some of us are gushing sympathy and tenderness at you, and that's the last thing...
  • 'No No: A Dockumentary' an engaging portrait of Dock Ellis

     'No No: A Dockumentary' an engaging portrait of Dock Ellis
    You might figure that any baseball player who pitched a no-hitter in a major league game while 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...
  • A poem to our boys of summer — Jackie Robinson West

     A poem to our boys of summer — Jackie Robinson West
    We lined up on this Wednesday morn Awaiting the parade We came to give them one last cheer And thanks for how they played. . By "they" I mean the team of boys Who stirred Chicago's pride A team with grit and heart and skill And raised on...
  • Jackie Robinson West to get nearly $165,000 in T-shirt proceeds

    Jackie Robinson West to get nearly $165,000 in T-shirt proceeds
    Future Jackie Robinson West Little League players can probably look forward to nicer playing fields and facilities thanks to a six-figure donation the league received Wednesday. Dick's Sporting Goods, which sold yellow team T-shirts this summer as the...
  • KYB partners with Marlins RBI program to promote inner-city baseball

    KYB partners with Marlins RBI program to promote inner-city baseball
    Watching the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago win the United States Little League championship put a smile on the face of Kings Youth Baseball (KYB) President Matt Walters. The KYB league had partnered with the Marlins RBI (Reviving Baseball in...
  • Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson

    Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson
    Charlie Powell sacked Detroit Lions quarterback Bobby Layne 10 times in one NFL game and fought Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson near their time as heavyweight boxing champions. After leaving San Diego High School as the most decorated athlete ever to...
  • Chicago pride swells over champion Little League team

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people lined Chicago's streets on Wednesday to cheer on an all-African-American Little League baseball team whose U.S. championship has brought pride to a city struggling with crime and budget problems. The...
  • REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ★★

     REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ★★
    The enthusiastic homecoming for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team this past week ran through my mind as I watched Luis Caballero's hagiographic "Clemente: The Legend of 21." Is it possible for us to find true heroes in the world of...
  • Cubs show support during Jackie Robinson West visit

    Cubs show support during Jackie Robinson West visit
    It was more than a hero’s welcome that members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Star team received Monday from the Chicago Cubs. The players received Cubs jerseys with their last names on the back, as well as congratulatory wishes...