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The head of the local hotel workers' union says the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out before the World Series even started by sneaking in the back door of the Ritz-Carlton past their striking union compatriots. "Jackie Robinson is rolling over in his grave right now that members of his team are crossing the picket line," said Brian Lang, president of Unite Here Local 26, invoking the name of the first black major leaguer, a former Dodger. "The Dodgers ought to take his number down ... He stood up for justice." [Read More]
Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. [Read More]
Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream.Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner.Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A."Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the mound — the Red Sox and Dodgers franchises have rarely crossed paths heading into this World Series. Only once before in October, and that was... [Read More]
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Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. [Read More]
The head of the local  hotel workers' union says the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out before the World Series even started by sneaking in the back door of the Ritz-Carlton past their striking union compatriots. "Jackie Robinson is rolling over in his grave right now that members of his team are crossing the picket line," said Brian Lang, president of Unite Here Local 26, invoking the name of the first black baseball player, who's a former Dodger. "The Dodgers ought to take his number down ... He stood up for justice." [Read More]
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Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A." Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe... [Read More]
Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. For all their rich history, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have rarely crossed paths heading into this World Series. Only once before in October, and that was more than a century ago. [Read More]
Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. [Read More]
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Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Gre…... [Read More]
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Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A." Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the mound —... [Read More]
Senior Naval leadership visited the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA in San Diego, on October 15, 2018 to explore opportunities for community partnerships, etc. [Read More]
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lonnie Harris still remembers his baseball days and some of those he played with: "Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson," he tells WREG. He still signs his Red Sox baseball cards even though he's a few months shy of 89 years old. Back then, in the 1950's, he was known as "Showboat" when he played for the Negro Baseball League for the Memphis Red Sox. But as of Thursday afternoon, the self-proclaimed baseball legend and veteran was looking... [Read More]
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Lonnie Harris still remembers his baseball days and some of those he played with: "Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson," he tells WREG. He still signs his Red Sox baseball cards even though he's a few months shy of 89 years old. Back then, in the 1950's, he was known as "Showboat" when he played for the Negro Baseball League for the Memphis Red Sox. But as of Thursday afternoon, the self-proclaimed baseball legend and veteran was... [Read More]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lonnie Harris still remembers his baseball days and some of those he played with — "Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson," he says. [Read More]
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From the adorable Kershaw siblings to a determined looking Danny Trejo and the family of Jackie Robinson, we have a collection of some of the best ceremonial first pitches at Dodger Stadium. [Read More]
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Stick to sports? That's what happened Wednesday morning at San Jose State University. A town hall of intellectual heavyweights stuck to sports, discussing in depth the intersection between sports and activism, the juncture between athletics and politics. They pulled on the threads that bind athletes over the decades from Jackie Robinson to Tommie Smith and John Carlos to Colin Kaepernick today. Though Kaepernick did not attend the event, held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the protest by Carlos and Smith at the Mexico City Olympics, his image and actions were on everyone's mind. His predecessors — including... [Read More]
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Max Boot could have had an awakening decades ago — if he'd listened to black conservatives. [Read More]
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George Taliaferro died Monday, according to TMZ. Also known as the "Jackie Robinson of Football" after becoming the first African-American player drafted by an NFL team, Taliaferro was 91 years old. Taliaferro played at IU in the late 1940s. He was a running back, a quarterback and a punter. [Read More]
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The "Jackie Robinson of Football" has passed away. [Read More]
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Herschel Walker said he admired Colin Kaepernick's activist at first; now he's 'sad' when he hears him compared to Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali. [Read More]
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