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Hit And Run

 

 

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

Brooklyn Dodgers

Read a note Jackie Robinson wrote about breaking the color barrier

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

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A Different Take On Jackie Robinson

Yesterday wasn’t just tax day, it was the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the baseball color barrier by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. For those games not washed away by rain or snow, teams wore #42 jerseys in his honor. 545 more words

Politics

Player of the Week - Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson needs no introduction to the readers of PlayBall! Alameda’s Sandlot Blog. Number 42 will always have a place of honor in the hallowed Park Rat Hall of Fame. 21 more words

Alameda Recreation & Park Department

Baseball Marks 67th Anniversary Of Jackie Robinson's Debut With Brooklyn Dodgers

 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

Sports

Remembering Jackie Robinson and the 2013 Boston Marathon

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

Inspirational

"The Guts Not to Fight Back": A Jackie Robinson Biography

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

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