We’ve got another ‘My Top Three’ with a twist. This time it’s the choices of the great minds at TRiCKETT, who bring you there top three sports stars. 613 more words
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By Cary Osborne
It’s only appropriate that the much-heralded Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team from Chicago now visits Dodger Stadium.
The Little League World Series runner-up and the first all-black team to reach the Little League World Series since 1983 will be at Dodger Stadium on Saturday to take in that night’s game. 200 more words
On September 24, 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at beloved but decrepit Ebbets Field. Originally founded in 1883 as the Brooklyn Athletics, the venerable team which signed the Major League’s first African-American player, Jackie Robinson, was also known over the years as the Grays, the Bridegrooms, the Grooms, the Trolley Dodgers, the Superbas, and the Robins before “Trolley Dodgers” was shortened to Dodgers in 1932. 210 more words
Major League Baseball has an identity crisis. The amount of African-American players in the majors is taking a Kamikaze nose-dive into the ground. Over the last 28 years the percentage of black players has been cut nearly in half from 19% to 8.3%, … 526 more words
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