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Jackie Robinson

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  • Tortugas become latest pro team name in Florida

    Tortugas become latest pro team name in Florida
    The team formerly known as the Daytona Cubs are now the Daytona Tortugas. The minor league baseball team officially introduced its rebranding efforts Thursday in a ceremony at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.  For...
  • Chicago Magazine Chicagoans of the Year 2014: The Jackie Robinson West baseball team

    Chicago Magazine Chicagoans of the Year 2014: The Jackie Robinson West baseball team
    He felt sick. Worse than sick. “Devastated,” 12-year-old D.J. Butler recalls. His father, Darold Butler, the coach of his team, understood the pain. It had been 30 years since a squad from Jackie Robinson West, a baseball league on Chicago&...
  • Sy Berger dies at 91; father of the modern-day baseball card

    Sy Berger dies at 91; father of the modern-day baseball card
    On a garbage scow off New Jersey, an executive for a powerful organization was getting rid of a costly problem. He watched in silence as a lever was pulled and box after box plunged into the dark waters: Goodbye, Mickey Mantle. Goodbye, Jackie Robinson....
  • Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago

    Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago
    The job of a baseball writer takes you to some interesting places, and in 2014 I was lucky enough to witness the Hall of Fame inductions of Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, Jackie Robinson West's amazing run at the Little League World Series and Madison...
  • Three Cuban superstars still snubbed by Hall of Fame

    Three Cuban superstars still snubbed by Hall of Fame
    To better understand this column, readers should know I am a second-generation life-long journalist — my son is the third. All three of us were named Guillermo, and all of us religiously read the sports pages before we turned to the "important" news...
  • UCLA's Paul Perkins jumps ahead in Pac-12 rushing yards

    UCLA's Paul Perkins jumps ahead in Pac-12 rushing yards
    Paul Perkins isn't one to get caught up in personal accomplishments. He's the running back who always is crediting his offensive line for whatever good happens. And a lot good happened for the Bruins on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. For Perkins...
  • UCLA names athletic complex after Jackie Robinson

    UCLA names athletic complex after Jackie Robinson
    UCLA announced it is naming its athletic facilities after Jackie Robinson in honor of the 75th anniversary of his enrollment at the university. The 22 athletic facilities, including Pauley Pavilion, Spaulding Field, Drake Stadium and the Morgan Center,...
  • Dodgers enjoy a little R&R this weekend

    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...
  • Chadwick Boseman learns James Brown's moves and motivations

    Chadwick Boseman learns James Brown's moves and motivations
    Chadwick Boseman hit it out of the park last year with his quietly riveting performance as Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier in "42." This year he's back as another legend, James Brown in Tate Taylor's "Get On Up." The quiet is all gone:...
  • 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...
  • Jackie Robinson West team visits White House

    Jackie Robinson West team visits White House
    When Little League volunteer Bill Haley found out his players were going to the White House, he knew they would finally understand a message he had been trying to share all year long. "The big thing for the kids is the idea that their circumstances don'...