Tag: Jackie Robinson

American baseball player Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972) grounds a ball at first place while warming up for an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, Ebbets Field, NYC, 1950s. (Photo by Hulton|Archive/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Apologizes to Four-Decades Dead Jackie Robinson

The Philadelphia city council apologized to Jackie Robinson 69 years after the player who broke baseball’s color line endured vicious abuse in the city. Being dead for 43 years, five months, and a week, Robinson gave no indication whether he accepted the apology or not.

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2-0 Starts Prompt Dreams of Undefeated USC-UCLA Matchup

USC tries to wrest the Victory Bell from UCLA two months from now. But both teams finding themselves ranked in the top 10 compels fan dreams of a matchup of undefeated squads adding drama to a game already bursting with history and meaning.

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Chicago Little League Team Stripped of U.S. Title

On Wednesday, the Jackie Robinson West Little League team from Chicago, the first all-black team to win the U.S. Championship, was stripped of its title after Little League Baseball determined that the team had used players from outside its geographic area.