Price criticizes MLB for teams idle on Jackie Robinson Day

Sports 04/17/19, 17:57

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price thinks Major League Baseball made a mistake by having just 10 games Monday on Jackie Robinson Day."Hey @mlb every year on April 15th we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day," Price tweeted Wednesday. "EVERYONE plays on that day next year deal? No one should have an ...

Pederson’s HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Reds 4-3

Baseball 04/16/19, 00:21

Joc Pederson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night in Clayton Kershaw's season debut.Raisel Iglesias (0-3) walked pinch-hitter David Freese leading off before Pederson homered over the right field wall, pointing ...

Dodgers, MLB honor Jackie Robinson’s centennial year

Baseball 04/15/19, 21:27

Vin Scully joined the widow of his friend Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball's color barrier during Robinson's centennial birthday celebration.Scully was a surprise attendee for pre-game ceremonies at Dodger Stadium on Monday night.Robinson's 96-year-old widow, Rachel, was joined by the couple's daughter, Sharon, and son, David, ...

Leading off: MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

Sports 04/15/19, 01:12

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:JACKIE ROBINSON DAYMajor League Baseball observes Jackie Robinson Day at ballparks all over the country. Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. All players, managers, coaches, umpires and other on-field personnel will wear ...

Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe has died at 92

Sports 02/19/19, 14:48

Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the rookie of the year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92.The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning after ...

How media covered Jackie Robinson’s Debut

Sports 01/31/19, 18:33

Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.How some media covered Jackie Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. The stories are retransmitted with no editing from their original versions.___Although he did not get a hit in ...

New York museum exhibit marks Jackie Robinson centennial

Baseball 01/30/19, 16:33

An exhibit on Jackie Robinson opens at the Museum of the City of New York on Thursday, the centennial of the birth of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.Robinson first played for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. He died at age 53 in 1972.The exhibit ...

Twins to retire Mauer’s No 7 jersey next season

Sports 12/18/18, 14:30

The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7 jersey next season, moving swiftly to honor the six-time All-Star who retired after a 15-year major league career.The Twins surprised Mauer with the announcement while he was being celebrated at an all-student assembly at his alma mater Cretin-Derham Hall High School ...

Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

Baseball 10/20/18, 23:35

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 ...

Tour of African American museum stirs up memories for O’Ree

Hockey 10/03/18, 19:39

Cameras followed Willie O'Ree's every move and flashbulbs popped as the hockey pioneer toured the Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture.When the player who broke the NHL's color barrier in 1958 stood next to a statue of Jackie Robinson, Commissioner Gary Bettman paused to take his phone out ...

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