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Baseball, Civil Rights History Now On Display In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two landmark contracts signed by Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson are now on display at the National Constitution Center.

“In some ways they look completely benign,” says the Constitution Center’s Jenny Parker, describing the two standard player contracts signed by one Jack Roosevelt Robinson. 145 more words


Currently Reading: Havana Hardball

Havana Hardball by Cesar Brioso – Long before Jackie Robinson broke the major-league color barrier in 1947, black Americans had been showcasing their talents alongside white players on ball fields across Cuba, a country that was more progressive than the United States when it came to racial equality in sports. 47 more words


10 Years a Good Dre...From The Ravine, Down I-5 and Back...

 Drei kickin’ it with our former outfielder and future skipper, Dave Roberts, Camera Day, 4/30/2006. Dave would roam the outfield of Chavez Ravine from 2002 to July 2004 before being traded to the Red Sox, where he would play a key role in Boston’s first World Championship in 86 years. 120 more words

Walk # 2 Part 2

“Cities have always offered anonymity, variety, and conjunction, qualities best basked in by walking: one does not have to go into the bakery or the fortune-teller’s, only to know that one might. 745 more words


National Constitution Center To Display Signed Contracts Of Jackie Robinson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The historic contracts of baseball icon and first African American major leaguer Jackie Robinson will be on display at the National Constitution Center for a limited time only from Thursday, May 26th – Sunday, June 5th. 61 more words

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The Marketeers Club: A Diamond Documentary

Erica Corwin is the University of Nebraska Press’s Electronic Marketing Coordinator.

I don’t know why it happened (it might have something to do with my age or maybe it coincided with my first NPR contribution) but at some point I decided I would never miss another Ken Burns documentary. 160 more words

The Marketeers Club (Marketing Dept.)