NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price thinks Major League Baseball made a mistake by having just 10 games Monday on Jackie Robinson Day.
Dodgers, MLB honor Jackie Robinson’s centennial year
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball's color barrier during Robinson's centennial birthday celebration Monday...
LEADING OFF: MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:
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Major League Baseball observes Jackie Robinson Day at ballparks all over the country. Robinson broke baseball's...
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VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The former Dodgertown spring training camp will be named the Jackie Robinson Training Complex and be used for Major League Baseball's amateur development...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds' first African-American player has died at the age of 94.
The team says Charles "Chuck" Harmon died Tuesday, nearly 65 years after he made his debut...
Dodgers to honor Newcombe with uniform patch, bobblehead
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will honor pitching great Don Newcombe by adding a commemorative No. 36 patch to their uniforms this season.
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
How media covered Jackie Robinson’s Debut
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.
New York museum exhibit marks Jackie Robinson centennial
NEW YORK (AP) — As the 100th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birth approached, Sharon Robinson is sure her father would have a lot to say about the current political climate in the United States if he were still alive.
Minnesota Twins to retire Mauer’s No. 7 on June 15
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have set the date for retiring Joe Mauer's No. 7 jersey.
The Twins announced Tuesday that Mauer's number will be retired in a pregame ceremony at Target Field on "Joe Mauer Day" on Saturday, June 15.
The event will take place before the Twins' 6:10 p.m. game against Kansas City. More details will be announced later.
Senate passes bill to honor baseball pioneer Larry Doby
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby, the American League's first black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal.
Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican, recently announced passage of the bill, which awaits President Donald Trump's signature.
Republican Rep. Jim Renacci (ruh-NAY'-see) of Wadsworth earlier helped gain House approval.
Red Sox-Dodgers in ’46 World Series? Not part of the program
BOSTON (AP) — It took more than a century for these clubs to finally meet again in the Fall Classic.
They had plenty of stars, especially during baseball's Golden Era — Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and The Duke of Flatbush, among them.
But a World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers just wasn't part of the program.
Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover
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 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.
Tour of African American museum stirs up memories for O’Ree
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
Vin Scully makes rare public appearance at Dodgers game
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully has made a rare public appearance at Dodger Stadium to help honor fellow Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrin.
The Spanish-language broadcaster was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor, with his name joining Scully and such Dodgers greats as Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella on Friday night.
Scully greeted the pregame crowd with his trademark phrase: "Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you."
A roar went up before Los Angeles hosted San Diego.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets home field caught fire this week — literally — as a display case at Citi Field erupted in flames.
The Mets said in a statement the fire broke out in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda Wednesday and was extinguished before the New York Fire Department arrived. The baseball team was in Atlanta, Georgia to play against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday night, and will return home Thursday.
Colin Kaepernick makes waves by comparing himself to civil rights icon Jackie Robinson
Colin Kaepernick made waves on Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball by comparing himself to the civil rights icon.
The free-agent quarterback known for kneeling during the national anthem tweeted a quote from Robinson's 1972 biography, "I Never Had It Made," in which Robinson said that "I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world."
pic.twitter.com/pg71tJl7z3 Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) April 16, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.
She spoke at Citi Field on Sunday to mark Jackie Robinson Day, the 71st anniversary of her father breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Business Association of West Parkside plans Jackie Robinson Day celebration
Jackie Robinson Day is a huge day in Major League Baseball. There will be a lot of ceremonies honoring Robinson’s ground breaking efforts in baseball.
The Business Association of West Parkside will hold a Jackie Robinson Day Celebration on Sunday, April 15 from noon to 2 p.m. The event will take place at the Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park, Belmont and Parkside avenues.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores flipped his helmet, crossed home plate and was mobbed by teammates after his tiebreaking home run with two outs in the ninth inning extended the best start in New York Mets history to 12-2.
"It was good just to get out of that cold," he said.
And then Yoenis Cespedes doused him with a jug filled with Gatorade and ice cubes.
"I told him no," Flores said with a laugh, "but he still did it."
Congressman John Lewis of Georgia threw out the first pitch Sunday as part of Jackie Robinson Day/Black Heritage Day at Nationals Park.
Major league teams around the country honored Robinson on Sunday on the anniversary of the legend breaking the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
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Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, the National League MVP in 2015, many times throws his hair back after making a catch or when his helmet comes off after running the bases.
Not only is Harper an All-Star on the field, but he has all-star hair.
The Nationals slugger has signed an endorsement with Blind Barber, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.
John Lewis to throw Washington Nationals first pitch on Jackie Robinson Day
Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat representing the state's 5th Congressional District, will throw out the first pitch Sunday for the Washington Nationals on Jackie Robinson Day, the team announced Friday.
Although Robinson was not the first black baseball player to play in the majors, Major League Baseball celebrates April 15 as the day Robinson broke the sport's color barrier in 1947. All players across the league wear his jersey number, No. 42, in his honor.
Jackie Robinson burst onto the scene in 1947, breaking baseball’s color barrier and bringing his electrifying style of play to the majors. He quickly became baseball’s top drawing card and a symbol of hope to millions of Americans.
Eddie Money has ‘2 tickets to reality’ with Palace Theatre show and new TV series
It seems mighty early (8 a.m.!) for a rock star, but here is Eddie Money on the other end of the phone line, chipper and alert as can be.
"What's happening with the Pirates?" he asks as he begins the interview from his North Malibu home with his own questions. "And who was that guy who hit that home run?"
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Chris Lamb, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
The major league season is about to begin.
So let’s start with a baseball memory.
I’ll share one of mine. You can share one of yours.
My older brother and I were at a Reds vs. Giants game at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field back around 1966 or 1967. My mother had taken us so I could see Willie Mays play.
We had brought a pristine baseball, on which we were collecting autographs. The game hadn’t started yet, so we could roam the stands freely.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Jay Hohn couldn't sleep. It was only 5:10 on a Tuesday morning — way too early for a 77-year-old retiree to get out of bed — but he was too excited to sleep.
Ed Charles, member of 1969 Miracle Mets, dead at 84
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Charles, the third baseman known as "The Glider" who helped lead the Miracle Mets to the 1969 World Series title with his veteran guidance and poetry, has died. He was 84.
Charles died Thursday in New York, the J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home said.
Red Sox asks Boston to change name of controversial street
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are asking the city of Boston to change Yawkey Way back to its original name, Jersey Street.
The name has been under fire for years for its connection to what the team's principal owner has said is the franchise's complicated racial past under former owner Tom Yawkey.
The Red Sox filed the petition Wednesday with the City of Boston Public improvement Commission.
Jackie Robinson’s original pro baseball contracts to be auctioned
Jackie Robinson was an absolute legend. Robinson was the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, breaking the color line.
Robinson’s original professional baseball contracts with the Dodgers and the Montreal Royals, which were in a Brooklyn historian’s safe-deposit until a few years ago, will be up for sale during a live auction celebrating Black History Month on Tuesday.
Willie O’Ree’s little-known journey to break the NHL’s color barrier
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Thomas J. Whalen, Boston University
“Fences,” the play which earned August Wilson a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award, is on stage at Ridgefield Theater Barn, Friday Feb. 2 - Saturday, Feb. 24.
Though it tells a story that takes place in the 1950s, the themes it explores, such as the African-American experience and race relations, remain relevant.
When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was striving to make a difference during the civil rights movement, there were a number of people supporting his hard work and determination. King saw where there needed to be a level playing field for all people in this country.
I’m a critic of President Donald Trump, so most of the 150 columns I’ve written this year have been negative. Now, in the holiday spirit, it’s time to celebrate the good stuff that happened in 2017.
LOS ANGELES SENTINEL
LOS ANGELES — With blue skies and the San Gabriel mountains as the backdrop, the Jackie Robinson statue was unveiled as the first commemorative statue outside of the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena on Nov. 29. The statue is in honor of the late Jackie Robinson, best known for breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
It took election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, but the Tigers finally are going to retire the numbers of two of their 1984 stars.
Shortly after Alan Trammell and Jack Morris learned Sunday night that they were heading to Cooperstown, the Tigers issued a statement confirming they will retire Trammell's No. 3 and Morris' No. 47 during an August ceremony. The exact date isn't yet known.
Tim Duncan and John Stockton, who became stars in college and icons in the NBA, headline the 2017 class inducted into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday night.
Duncan led Wake Forest to four NCAA Tournament appearances before going first overall to the San Antonio Spurs in the 1997 draft. He went on to win five NBA titles and two MVP awards.
Stockton was a four-year star at Gonzaga before spending 19 seasons with the Utah Jazz.
Rare Jackie Robinson jersey sold for $2.05 million
NEW YORK (AP) — A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson's historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago has sold for $2.05 million at auction.
The jersey, part of a Heroes of Sports offering by Heritage Auctions, was accompanied by a letter from Robinson's widow, Rachel, saying it is the one brought home by the Hall of Famer at the end of the 1947 season, when he became the first black player in the majors and earned Rookie of the Year honors.
Gehrig bat from last 2 homers in spring 1939 up for auction
NEW YORK (AP) — The bat Lou Gehrig used to hit his last two home runs, in an exhibition game in 1939, is being auctioned off again.
Baseball and opera will link arms Wednesday at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch in an event celebrating the upcoming production of "The Summer King" by the Michigan Opera Theatre, which details the meteoric rise and fall of Negro Leagues great Josh Gibson.
It's the first public event in "Take Me Out to the Opera," an MOT initiative in collaboration with the Detroit Tigers to shine a light on the historical role that sports and the arts played in promoting racial equity and inclusion.
Jackie Robinson’s padded cap sells for $590K at auction
NEW YORK (AP) — A specially padded baseball cap that Jackie Robinson wore for protection against beanballs has sold for $590,994 at auction.
The blue Brooklyn Dodgers hat sold Saturday after a monthlong online auction through the sports auctioneers Lelands.
Lelands says Robinson wore the hat when he broke baseball's color barrier in 1947.
Scully delivers, and then calls in a left-handed reliever
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cheers began even before Vin Scully stepped onto the field. One year removed from the broadcast booth, his job Wednesday night was to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the World Series.
Scully walked out with a microphone in his right hand and a baseball in his left. Fitting for the man who provided the soundtrack for Dodger games for 67 years, first in Brooklyn and then in los Angeles.
Column: Hottest World Series game draws some cool customers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hottest World Series game on record drew some pretty cool customers to Dodger Stadium.
George Lopez shook off the 103-degree heat to wave a huge Dodger flag from on top of the home team's dugout. Fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld was there to watch, as was Lady Gaga.
Dodger royalty was well represented by a pair of nonagenarians in Tommy Lasorda and Don Newcombe, and one soon to be in Vin Scully. Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.