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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Articles tagged: Jackie Robinson

Vin Scully really did race Jackie Robinson on ice skates

Your browser does not support iframes. During a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast back in May of 2012, legendary announcer Vin Scully told a short story about the time he raced Jackie Robinson on ice skates. Scully, who fancies himself an avid skater, said he took a trip to a resort with Jackie and his wife…Read More

Jackie Robinson statue vandalized with swastikas, ‘die n—er’

The Jackie Robinson statue outside MCU Park in Coney Island, New York, was defaced with swastikas and racial slurs, Brooklyn Cyclones employees learned when they arrived at the park on Wednesday. Team employees were arriving at the park for a game between the Cyclones and Connecticut Tigers when they made the discovery. According to the…Read More

Rachel Robinson says she is ‘sad’ to see Mariano Rivera retiring

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera recently announced that he will be retiring after this season, which means the No. 42 will be officially retired from Major League Baseball after the season. The No. 42 was retired across baseball in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson, and Rivera is the only player remaining who still…Read More

Google has tribute to Jackie Robinson in honor of his birthday (Picture)

Google dedicated its search homepage to Jackie Robinson in honor of the deceased former baseball player’s birthday Thursday. Robinson died in 1972 at the age of 53. He would have been 94 on Thursday. Robinson, of course, broke MLB’s color barrier in 1947 as a first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Playing at a time…Read More

Adam Jones, Jason Heyward to wear special cleats on Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson Day will be celebrated throughout the majors on Sunday, and two young African-American outfielders have a special tribute planned. Adam Jones of the Orioles and Jason Heyward of the Braves are two of the players to wear the cleats pictured above to honor the man who broke MLB’s color barrier. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal…Read More

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