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"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


1979 HoME Results

Election number nineteen brings a surprising six entrants into the Hall of Miller and Eric. We welcome Willie Mays, Art Fletcher, Mordecai Brown, Willie Keeler, Pee Wee Reese, and Joe Tinker. 1,743 more words


This day in baseball: The first batting "helmets"

On March 7, 1941, during Spring Training, Brooklyn Dodgers Pee Wee Reese and Joe “Ducky” Medwick both slipped plastic inserts inside their caps during an exhibition game.  47 more words


30 years ago today: For Hall of Famer Reese, better late than never

By Mark Langill

The Dodgers retired the uniform numbers of new Hall of Fame members Pee Wee Reese (1) and Don Drysdale (53) during Oldtimers Day ceremonies in 1984. 252 more words


1978 HoME Results

Our eighteenth election saw us open our e-doors to five new greats. Welcome to the Hall of Miller and Eric: Roberto Clemente, Urban Shocker, Sandy Koufax, Bobby Veach, and Bid McPhee. 2,081 more words


42--The Difference Christians Make

Pitchers and catchers have reported for Spring training. There is hope for the world!

We were enduring our eleventh winter storm of the year, so in honor of the beginning again of baseball, I finally got around to watching the movie “42” (2013) that stars Harrison Ford as baseball executive Branch Rickey. 646 more words