Advertisement
HomeCollectionsJackie Robinson
IN THE NEWS

Jackie Robinson

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.
Advertisement
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
By St. Louis Post-Dispatch | July 21, 2007
St. Louis // -- All the breathless debates about Michael Vick are missing the point. The bigger issue has nothing to do with whether he deserves the right of due process, or whether NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should suspend him, or whether Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank should enable him or give him tough love. It's not even about whether Nike should be launching another designer shoe with his name on it. All of those are minor distractions from a much larger and far more significant issue.
NEWS
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN REPORTER | June 3, 2007
Hubert Simmons spends a lot of time these days thinking about when he was one of the "Boys of Summer." At 83, he reflects on his days as a pitcher for the Baltimore Elite Giants in the Negro baseball leagues, which was created because the sport, like the rest of the country, was divided by race. He remembers pitching a one-hitter against the Richmond (Va.) Giants in the early 1950s. "That was my best game," he says. "On radio! We were on radio that Sunday." Simmons played against the Baseball Hall of Fame's Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Leon Day of Baltimore.
SPORTS
April 16, 2007
Freddie Bynum, Orioles utility player In light of Jackie Robinson Day, what has Jackie Robinson meant to you? He means a lot. If it weren't for him, we couldn't be playing today. I looked up to him a lot, even though I wasn't born when he was playing. ... He did some great things for us, and he did some great things for baseball.
SPORTS
By MLB.COM | April 15, 2007
Orioles tributes Here's how the Orioles are celebrating today's 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier: Fans at this afternoon's game against the Kansas City Royals will receive a program commemorating Robinson's accomplishments. Pre-game ceremonies will include a video tribute to Robinson and recognition of a local Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar Aurelia Michael, a senior business major at the University of Maryland. The Orioles will host 40 youths from the Baltimore Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI)
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.