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Jackie Robinson

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  • Jorge Soler starts career with a bang — a big bang

    CINCINNATI — Timing is everything in baseball, whether it involves swinging the bat or perhaps even staging an auspicious major league debut. Either way, Jorge Soler certainly knows how to make a favorable first impression. The Cubs made the...
  • Sox enjoying Jackie Robinson West celebration

    Sox enjoying Jackie Robinson West celebration
    Like everyone else in the city, the White Sox are enjoying the celebration of the Jackie Robinson West team’s U.S. Little League title. “It’s pretty cool” Paul Konerko said. “No matter how long you played the game, or...
  • Bud Selig farewell tour stops in Anaheim

    Bud Selig farewell tour stops in Anaheim
    Bud Selig's victory lap around Major League Baseball paused in Anaheim on Wednesday, where the commissioner addressed a group of Angels employees before meeting with the media. Selig sat behind a table draped with festive red, white and blue bunting and...
  • Best lesson JRW and LLWS could teach MLB

    Best lesson JRW and LLWS could teach MLB
    You know why the Little League World Series was such a blast to watch? Sure, there’s the obvious Chicagoistic reason that paraded through the streets Wednesday: Jackie Robinson West was the first baseball team in decades that delivered memories...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot

    Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot
    Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion. Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark. Word-play...
  • Jackie Robinson West T-shirt a hit with fans

     Jackie Robinson West T-shirt a hit with fans
    Angela Brooks isn't the type to stand in line for anything, she says. But early Tuesday morning, Brooks found herself parked in a lawn chair outside a South Loop sporting goods store waiting for nearly two hours with hundreds of other residents. Her...