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THE GREAT AND THE FORGOTTEN

EARLIER TODAY, I posted about Marshall “Major” Taylor, the great African American bicycle racer who was born on this date in 1878 and called “the Jackie Robinson of his time” due to his success as an athletic racial trailblazer. 1,333 more words

Read about the Hall, No-Mah and No. 42

By Glen Sparks

(This is another short post. I’m linking to some interesting articles I’ve read over the last few days.)

First off, MLB.com columnist… 280 more words

Campy-The Two Lives of Roy Campanella

Sometimes in the media world they follow their own set of rules.  I have always heard that when the legend is more interesting that the truth……..you print the legend.   474 more words

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“Above anything else, I hate to lose.”

- Jackie Robinson

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Video Tribute to Jackie Robinson

Over the weekend, amiss all the hoopla surrounding the SC-UCLA game, it was announced that Jackie Robinson’s alma mater, UCLA would be retiring his number 42 throughout it’s entire athletic programs in honor of his 75th anniversary of his arrival to the Westwood campus.   8 more words

A Night To Honor 42

During last night’s UCLA-USC game at the Rose Bowl, where UCLA for the 3rd straight season came out victorious 38-20, before the start of the 2nd quarter, Dodger and UCLA legend Jackie Robinson was honored with a ceremony celebrating the… 300 more words

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UCLA Honors Robinson Before USC Game, Retires No. 42 For All Teams

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- UCLA is honoring Jackie Robinson by retiring the former four-sport athlete’s iconic No. 42 for all of its athletic teams. 109 more words

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