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The Irony of an All-Black Jackie Robinson Baseball Team

On Saturday,  ABC broadcast a Little League World Series US Championship game between Nevada and Illinois.  But the Illinois team also goes by Chicago, Great Lakes Region, and the Jackie Robinson West Little League team. 371 more words

The Greatest Game Ever Invented in the Words of Ken Burns

In 1994, Ken Burns’ iconic nod to the nation’s pastime, the gargantuan 18 hour epic, “Baseball” aired on PBS for the first time. I had just arrived in Vietnam at the time and so I clearly missed it – the highest rated PBS show of all time. 379 more words


1951-A Little Kid Grows Up


All was well in Brooklyn

] during the summer of 1951. Baseball was king and the Dodgers were the crown prince. Other trivial events were occurring in ’51, but none an eleven year-old noticed. 685 more words

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast - September 14, 2014

It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

@sullybaseball if you were tapped to produce a “true story” baseball movie, what story would you like to see told?

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Race Matters: Let's Go to the Movies

There has been a lot of chatter about race, racism, and racial reconciliation over the past few weeks. In our media driven and social connections, it is so easy to follow the latest trends and then forget why we were initially outraged in the first place. 999 more words


Jackie Robinson, Meet Jackie Robinson West. America, Meet Hope.

Where have you gone, Jackie Robinson? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
(modified from Simon and Garfunkel lyrics for “Mrs. Robinson.”)
On Saturday, August 23, Jackie Robinson West, an all African American team from Englewood and other communities on Chicago’s South Side, won the U.S. 144 more words


We Are The Ship

The history of The American Negro League and it many great names that still remembered today such as Jackie Robinson, Satchel Page, Josh Gibson, and many more are told through this impressive book. 103 more words

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