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Jackie Robinson (2016)

Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon
Written by Sarah Burns & David McMahon

Jackie Robinson is not just a baseball hero, or a black hero. 780 more words

Documentary

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

Baseball

Bill Young: Manny McIntyre: Breaking through baseball's colour barrier

It’s been 70 years since that April 18, 1946, day when Jackie Robinson first stepped up to the plate in New Jersey as a member of the International League Montreal Royals and formally, irrevocably, absolutely, shattered the obscene colour barrier that had shaped all organized baseball to that moment. 597 more words

West Island Gazette

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Jackie Robinson is baseball's No. 1'Game Changer'

George Castle’s book, Baseball’s Game Changers, lists the 50 most important people and events that truly changed the game of baseball.

The top two are no surprise: Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. 883 more words

Baseball is back!

It’s a good time of year when I can say that baseball season has started again.  I look forward to it every year and always harbor fantasies of going to spring training.  209 more words

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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