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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jackie Robinson West savoring its success

    Jackie Robinson West savoring its success
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The cheers had since faded. The cameras long gone. Lamade Stadium sat empty Sunday night, save for a few workers. The lights shined bright over the field as the sun fell behind the mountains, as if to preserve the...
  • Jackie Robinson West wins U.S. title at LLWS

    Jackie Robinson West wins U.S. title at LLWS
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — During the Jackie Robinson West team's improbable run to the U.S. Little League championship game, an official made a suggestion to first-base coach Jason Little. "You should book your flights now just in case you lose,...
  • 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...
  • Hundreds at Chicago viewing party cheer Jackie Robinson All Stars to victory

    Hundreds at Chicago viewing party cheer Jackie Robinson All Stars to victory
    It came down to the bottom of the sixth and final inning, and the hundreds of people at Jackie Robinson Park who had roared as Chicago’s home team retook the lead more than once waited to see whether the boys would give them another reason to cheer....
  • Jackie Robinson West coming home a winner

    Jackie Robinson West coming home a winner
    When the late-inning rally you knew the Jackie Robinson West players had in them fell just short Sunday in an 8-4 defeat to South Korea in the Little League World Series final, everybody at the watch party on the Far South Side immediately rose to their...
  • Jackie Robinson West: America's Team

    Jackie Robinson West: America's Team
    Minutes after the double play that ended the run of an undefeated Las Vegas team on Saturday, a chant went up from the crowd at Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pa. "U-S-A! U-S-A!" Just like that, Jackie Robinson West — the all-black All-Star...