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Jackie Robinson

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  • Brendon Ayanbadejo calls Michael Sam a pioneer in tradition of Jackie Robinson

    Brendon Ayanbadejo calls Michael Sam a pioneer in tradition of Jackie Robinson
    The significance of Missouri defensive end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's ground-breaking revelation that he's gay immediately struck a chord with former Ravens linebacker and special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo. Ayanbadejo regards Sam as a...
  • Dr. Frank Jobe, a true game-changer, should be in Hall of Fame

    Dr. Frank Jobe, a true game-changer, should be in Hall of Fame
    Frank Jobe batted third at Cooperstown last summer, in the annual awards ceremony on the Saturday before the induction ceremony. Paul Hagen led off, a distinguished baseball writer from Philadelphia. Shirley Cheek followed, the widow of the late Tom...
  • If you go: An evening with Sharon Robinson

    If you go: An evening with Sharon Robinson
    What: An evening with Sharon Robinson, whose father, Jackie, became the first black man to play Major League Baseball in 1947. When: 7 Thursday night Where: Bush Auditorium (1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park) Hosts: Rollins College athletic department and...
  • Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park

    Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park
    A mural honoring Puerto Rican baseball icon Roberto Clemente has been painted over, destroying what was a source of pride for Little Leaguers and parents at a rebounding Azalea Park Elementary School ball field. Earl Lugo has coached there and wanted...
  • Hartford Kid Struck Out 25, But Never Got Chance At The Majors

    Hartford Kid Struck Out 25, But Never Got Chance At The Majors
    The Courant headline across the top of the sports section read: "Johnny Taylor, Bulkeley Ace, Gives Up One Hit And Strikes Out 25". Yes, 25. On June 2, 1933, Taylor, pitching in his final high school game, set the Connecticut record for strikeouts...
  • Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant

    Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant
    In 1997, upon the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Major Legaue Baseball went all out. Robinson, who lived in Stamford from 1955 until his death Oct. 24, 1972, was the rookie of the year in 1947, the National League's Most...
  • Pasadena painter's traveling show knocks the ball out of the park

    Pasadena painter's traveling show knocks the ball out of the park
    To call the sandy-haired Terry Cannon a baseball fan is to damn with faint praise. He's a baseball obsessive. But Cannon is no Rain Man with batting averages, career wins and losses, and career RBIs rolling around in his head. He's fascinated with the...
  • Speaking of Sports

     
    I'm intrigued by the suspension of Oklahoma State University star Marcus Smart for shoving a fan in the final seconds of Saturday's game against Texas Tech. The fan, a rabid Texas Tech rooter named Jeff Orr, admits to having called......
  • Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month

    Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month
    Take a look back at the world of baseball — and the Negro Baseball Leagues — as part of a Black History Month exhibit at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit, open during regular library...
  • Roberto Clemente mural will rise again after destruction sparks anger, support

    Roberto Clemente mural will rise again after destruction sparks anger, support
    A new, bigger mural honoring baseball icon Roberto Clemente will rise again over Azalea Park's Little League after someone rolled black paint over one honoring the Puerto Rican humanitarian at a local ball field. That's what supporters, a league...
  • Outlook: Dodgers eager to build upon franchise's storied history

    Outlook: Dodgers eager to build upon franchise's storied history
    The Dodgers head into their 57th season in Los Angeles as one of the favorites to win what would be their first World Series title in more than a quarter century. Many of the components that played an integral role in the team’s National League...