In baseball, a hit and run is a high risk/high reward offensive strategy used to advance base runners. It uses a stolen base attempt to try to place the defending infielders out of position for an attempted base hit. 637 more words
A letter sent from Jackie Robinson discussing the importance of breaking the color barrier sold at auction in Boston for $13,021 earlier this week.
The note, which was auctioned off by RR Auction house, is responding to a question asking what he considered to be his greatest accomplishment. 56 more words
NEW YORK (CBSLA.com/AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. 520 more words
Today is tax day in the United States. It’s also a day that shares two different kinds of memories. In 1947, this is the day that… 653 more words
I wrote this essay for a history of the political left at university. My prof wanted us to write a biography of a ‘rebel,’ and I decided Jackie Robinson was a rebel if I’d ever seen one. 3,825 more words