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"Let us try and meet his Qualifications as a Gentleman"

In April of 1947, with Jackie Robinson on the verge of making his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, the “Dean of Negro sportswriters,” Frank Albert “Fay” Young… 513 more words

On This Day In Baseball History: April 17, 1956

The White Sox Luis Aparicio, the Dodgers Don Drysdale, and the Reds Frank Robinson all make their Major League debuts. It is the first time in history that three future Hall of Famers debut on the same day. 111 more words

On This Day In Baseball History

He Made Us a Better Nation: Jackie Robinson

He led America by example. He reminded our people of what was right and he reminded them of what was wrong. I think it can be safely said today that Jackie Robinson made the United States a better nation.” – American League President Gene Budig… 921 more words

Baseball

Pride Against Prejudice-The Biography of Larry Doby

When you are #2 at something it has to be difficult.  Everyone always remembers who the first to do something was, but sometimes the importance when you are second is diminished.   429 more words

History

Jackie Robinson Day Celebrated In Space

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated even in space this year.

While Rachel Robinson, the player’s widow, and Commissioner Rob Manfred were set to honor Robinson in a ceremony at Dodger Stadium in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s annual Civil Rights Game, astronaut Terry Virts wore a Dodgers jersey with Robinson’s No. 629 more words

Sports

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 15, 2015

April 15 is many things besides Tax Day in baseball.

It is the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. It is also the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. 104 more words

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast - April 15, 2015

April 15 is many things besides Tax Day in baseball.

It is the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. It is also the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. 109 more words

Paul Francis Sullivan