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TRiCKETT

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

My Top Three

Jackie Robinson West team to visit Dodger Stadium on Saturday


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

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September 24, 1957 - The Dodgers' Last Game in Brooklyn

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

1957

Magic Number Fun Fact...1

Pee Wee Reese.

Pee Wee Reese would hold down the shortstop position for the Flatbush Bums from 1940-57 and for The Blue Crews inaugural season in 1958. 92 more words

Jackie Robinson's Brother Was An Olympic Medalist

Mack Robinson, older brother of Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, was quite an athlete himself. He won a silver medal in the 200 meters during the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. 30 more words

Viewpoint: Why baseball is lacking black ball players

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

OPINION

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