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Jackie Robinson

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  • Vin Scully defends Dodgers' behavior

    ST. LOUIS — Vin Scully is 85. He has called games for the Dodgers since Jackie Robinson played for them. He does not just talk about the old school. He was enrolled in it. As the story line raged about whether the Dodgers are too full of money,...
  • Joe Torre, union rip exclusion of Marvin Miller from Hall of Fame

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.--The absurdity continues. Even in death, Marvin Miller cannot get elected to the Hall of Fame. The leader who built the Major League Baseball Players Assn. into the powerhouse of sports unions was rejected again Monday, when a...
  • Mariano Rivera continues to give, and get, on his farewell tour

    Mariano Rivera continues to give, and get, on his farewell tour
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The greatest closer in baseball history brought his farewell tour to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this week. And once again Mariano Rivera arranged to meet quietly with ordinary fans and stadium workers, as he has done in every city...
  • An outside-the box candidate for baseball commissioner: Kevin Johnson

    SACRAMENTO — There is hope for the rundown downtown here, and for the hometown basketball team. The Sacramento Kings were as good as gone in January, when rich boys from Seattle put up half a billion dollars to load the team into a moving van headed...
  • Vin Scully on Cardinals mimicking Puig: 'It was like a chorus line'

    Vin Scully on Cardinals mimicking Puig: 'It was like a chorus line'
    ST. LOUIS -- Vin Scully is 85. He has called games for the Dodgers since Jackie Robinson played for them. He does not just talk about the old school. He was enrolled in it. As the story line rages about whether the Dodgers are too full of money, flair...
  • Dodgers continue push for diversity with first scheduled LGBT night

    Dodgers continue push for diversity with first scheduled LGBT night
    Here’s a new one for those forward-thinking Dodgers: They announced Friday they will host an LGBT night on Sept. 27. In their announcement they never actually explained that LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The team that...
  • Baseball: Futures Game all-star game at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium

     An all-star game featuring top high school baseball players from the classes of 2014 and 2015 will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium. Among the players scheduled to participate are Luke Dykstra from Westlake, Denzl...
  • In the year of '42,' a World Series with one African American player

    ST. LOUIS -- In the year that the movie "42" dramatized the story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, the number of African Americans playing in the World Series is the same as the number playing in the major leagues when Robinson made...
  • Orlando Rep's 'Jackie and Me' has lessons for today

     Orlando Rep's 'Jackie and Me' has lessons for today
    Batter up! Orlando Repertory Theatre brings its young audience to the ballpark of history as it opens "Jackie and Me" this week. The play addresses the contemporary issue of bullying by holding up baseball legend Jackie Robinson as an example of grace...
  • Current debacle in D.C. is rooted in racism

    The current cover of Time magazine displays a photograph of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. and emblazoned across the picture are the words, "Majority Rule." These two words form the concept which makes the American democracy possible — the...
  • Orioles' five All-Stars settle in for their national close-up

    NEW YORK — Along the far side of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field on Monday afternoon, there was a scene that hasn't occurred at the All-Star Game in years: A full-fledged Orioles row. One wall, five tables and five Orioles players...