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A History of Umpiring Electronically from the New York Times

It’s a couple of days old now, but ran into a great read by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times that writes about technology that would have made umpires in baseball from several decades ago very nervous. 212 more words

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Philadelphia Apologizes

Growing up in Southeastern Pennsylvania, I was naturally a Philadelphia Phillies fan. Over the summer of my eighth year, I watched my team soar to a 6 1/2 game lead in the National League on September 20, 1964, with just 12 games to go.  852 more words

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The Jerseys of Jackie Robinson, Part 3

In the two previous posts we discussed the uniforms worn by Jackie Robinson in his Negro league and minor league careers. From 1947 until his final season of 1956, his uniforms are of course synonymous with the uniforms of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 452 more words

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Clubhouse Chatter-Carl Erskine

Carl Erskine joins Clubhouse Chatter to talk about playing with Jackie Robinson. Carl also plays Take Me Out to the Ballgame on his harmonica.

Jackie Robinson as You Don't Know Him—But Should

Jackie Robinson never intended to make things easy for white America, but that’s what he wound up doing—at least at first. It was 69 years ago—on April 15, 1947—that Robinson crossed the third base chalk line at Brooklyn’s Ebbet’s Field to become the first African American to play in the Major Leagues. 1,169 more words

Major League Baseball Honors An American Hero, Jackie Robinson

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Today, April 15th, Major League Baseball honors a baseball hero named… 141 more words

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Today is Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. It is impossible for us to realize the amount of pressure he was under that day, or that season. 19 more words

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