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Jackie Robinson

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  • 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...
  • Hall Of Fame, By The Numbers

    Voting There were 549 votes cast, with 412 needed for election: Randy Johnson, 534 (97.3 percent); Pedro Martinez, 500 (91.1); John Smoltz, 455 (82.9); Craig Biggio, 454 (82.7); Mike Piazza, 384 (69.9); Jeff Bagwell, 306 (55.7); Tim Raines, 302 (55.0);...
  • Colossal quilt collection tells 400 years of stories

    Displays of art typically list the materials used: oil on canvas, charcoal on paper, and so on. But the art in the Orange County Regional History Center's upcoming exhibition creates powerful images in a different way — with materials ranging from...
  • Sifford, First Black On PGA Tour, GHO Winner, Dead At 92

    Sifford, First Black On PGA Tour, GHO Winner, Dead At 92
    Charlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and broke the color barrier in golf as the first black PGA Tour member, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said. Sifford, who recently suffered a stroke, was 92. Details of his death and funeral...
  • Maikel Franco on a unicycle highlight IronPigs promotions in 2015

    Maikel Franco on a unicycle highlight IronPigs promotions in 2015
    Maikel Franco on a unicycle, an odometer on the bases and a Phillies favorite highlight the bobblehead giveaways that are part of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' promotional schedule for 2015. Bobbleheads featuring Franco, Ken "100 milels" Giles and...
  • Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers

    Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers
    Ernie Banks didn't call me back last week. I left voice messages, e-mailed him, sent him a text. That certainly wasn't like Ernie. He missed last weekend's Cubs Convention, and I wanted to do a well-being check on my longtime friend. He always would...
  • Test your Baseball Hall of Fame knowledge with this trivial quiz

    Test your Baseball Hall of Fame knowledge with this trivial quiz
    Will the eighth time be the charm for Tim Raines? The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be announced this afternoon, and Sanford native Raines is on the ballot again. The veteran outfielder, like the others under consideration, needs to have his name...
  • In a city known for being tough, Ernie Banks was pure joy

    In a city known for being tough, Ernie Banks was pure joy
    Chicago, the great Nelson Algren wrote in "City on the Make," is an outlaw's capital, a town with hustler's blood, a town of bone-deep grudges, "a backstreet, backslum loudmouth." It's true, Chicago was, maybe still is, all that. And yet it had room for...
  • Paul Konerko's No. 14 to be retired by White Sox

    Paul Konerko was known as “the King” by many of his former teammates, and the former White Sox slugger will be treated as royalty on May 23. That’s when the Sox will honor Konerko by retiring his jersey No. 14 in a ceremony before...
  • Hey, the NFL's coming back! Wait...

    Hey, the NFL's coming back! Wait...
    So what are we going to call this new team? The LAX Rams? The Near L.A. Rams? The Almost in L.A. Rams? The 10 Miles from L.A. Rams. I guess it doesn't matter. New Jersey has two teams named New York. Rod Hersberger Santa Barbara :: While I hope...
  • George Shuba, Dodgers teammate of Jackie Robinson, dies at 89

     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...