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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

The Disgusting Greed of Professional Baseball Players

As I write this I am so angry that my hands are shaking.

On Thursday my grandson who goes to Amelia Grade School came home and announced that he needed three dollars to take to school with him the next day.   171 more words

Tulowitzki homers twice as Blue Jays bats come alive in win over Oakland

TORONTO — Troy Tulowitzki homered twice and Josh Donaldson added a three-run shot as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated Oakland 9-3 Saturday afternoon, snapping the Athletics’ six-game win streak while ending their perfect road record. 680 more words

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Former Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas dies at age 76

CHICAGO — Milt Pappas, who came within a disputed pitch of throwing a perfect game for the Chicago Cubs in 1972 and was part of the lopsided trade that brought Frank Robinson to Baltimore, died Tuesday. 447 more words

Baseball

Batter (and pitcher) up: Playing ball with the pros

By LUKE SOROKO

(Luke Soroko, a student at the University of Arizona and a pitcher for the Wildcats baseball team, recently lived the dream for a kid growing up and wanting to be a baseball player. 1,482 more words

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Baseball (and party) fever hits Detroit for Tigers home opener

DETROIT — Why do so many Windsorites venture to Detroit on home opening day for the Tigers?

“Oh. My. God. One word — PARTY!” says Windsor’s Yvette Day. 844 more words

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