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December 9, 2009
Yes, he brought progress Dom Amore, Hartford Courant Once again, the Hall of Fame's veterans committee missed its chance to do the right thing. Marvin Miller fell two votes short. Miller deserves to be in Cooperstown. Yes, he is a polarizing figure, and those who believe a baseball player should have been bound to his team forever if the team so desired will never forgive Miller for bringing baseball into the 20th Century and striking down the reserve clause. No figure has had more impact, brought more change to baseball.
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NEWS
May 25, 2009
On May 18, 2009, JACKIE ROBINSON HAZELTON. Family and friends may visit the family-owned and operated Howell Funeral Home, 3331 Brehms Lane, on Tuesday May 26th from 3 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at New Life United Methodist Church, 4400 Parkside Drive. Wake 11 AM. Funeral services 11:30 AM. Interment King Memorial Park Cemetery.
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By RICK MAESE | April 16, 2009
Let's hope every play-by-play man has memorized the rosters by now. The amateur announcer is stuck Wednesday night babbling, "No. 42 lets loose a fastball to No. 42 at the plate, who pulls the ball. It's a grounder to 42 at short who whips it across the diamond to No. 42 to beat 42 at first." It's Jackie Robinson Day in baseball, which means every player, manager and coach is expected to wear No. 42 in honor of Jackie's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, including the Orioles in Wednesday night's series finale at Texas.
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By DAVID STEELE and DAVID STEELE,david.steele@baltsun.com | August 28, 2008
Today's date, Aug. 28, links two epic moments in American history and in the progress of African-Americans in this country: The Rev. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in 1963 and Barack Obama's speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president tonight. That has been well-documented. The connection and importance of that date, however, is stronger than even Obama might realize. Aug. 28 is also the date, in 1945, that Jackie Robinson first met Branch Rickey and was told that he was the player chosen to break baseball's color line.
SPORTS
June 22, 2008
The debate rises up from the history books. The question is one of honor. And the woman at the center of it all swears she'll never stop swinging for the fences. Just like her grandfather. "I'm not going away," she says. "If they think this girl is gonna go anywhere and shut up, they're dead wrong." Linda Ruth Tosetti wants Major League Baseball to retire the number worn by her grandfather - Babe Ruth. If Tosetti gets her way, No. 3 would never be worn by another major leaguer again, similar to how baseball retired Jackie Robinson's No. 42 in 1997.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN REPORTER | April 16, 2008
When Orioles manager Dave Trembley requested that Adam Jones stop by his office during the rainout in Texas last week, the young center fielder assumed that he had done something wrong. Rarely does a player receive good news in these instances. Jones was pleased and relieved to find out that Trembley wanted him to wear No. 42, with no name on the back of the jersey, for last night's game as part of Jackie Robinson Day, which honors the player who broke major league baseball's color barrier.
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By GREGORY KANE | April 16, 2008
Gary Schueller was exactly 24 minutes from burning the midnight oil when he sent me this e-mail at 11:36 p.m. Monday: " ... [T]oday Major League Baseball announced that as part of a $1.2 million gift to the Jackie Robinson Foundation all teams (including the Baltimore Orioles) will be sponsoring a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar this fall." Schueller has good reason to be excited: He's the communications manager for the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which was founded 35 years ago by the baseball great's widow, Rachel Robinson.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun reporter | April 10, 2008
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orioles executive vice president Mike Flanagan watched Brian Burres' performance on television in his Camden Yards office Tuesday and couldn't help but smile. He enjoyed Burres' dropping his arm angle and throwing a curveball to strike out David Murphy with the bases loaded in the fourth inning in the Orioles' 8-1 victory over the Texas Rangers in the series opener. But he took just as much satisfaction from the ground balls the Orioles left-hander was able to induce from the Rangers' left-handed hitters in allowing just one earned run in six-plus innings.
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By Mark Lamster and Mark Lamster,Los Angeles Times | October 7, 2007
First Class Citizenship The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson Edited by Michael G. Long Times Books / 362 pages / $26 It is a sad irony that we tend to think of Jackie Robinson in the faded tones of old newsreel footage. Sixty years ago, he broke baseball's color barrier, pointing the way toward an integrated America in which citizens are given equal opportunity regardless of race. That episode has justifiably become a part of our folklore, even if we have failed to live up to its promise.
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By SLOANE BROWN | September 2, 2007
Geppi's Entertainment Museum was packed with guests of all ages at the VIP Cool Kids Campaign party. In fact, "cool" was also a good word to describe the evening in general. First, there had been that cool ice skating show at the 1st Mariner Arena, "Kimmie's Angels On Ice," put together by Maryland's own Olympic skater, Kimmie Meissner, to benefit the organization that helps children with cancer and their families. "This was the first skate show my daughter has ever been to, and she loved it," said guest Lyn Boone.
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