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  1. MLB needs to remake pitch to young black athletes - ESPN The Maga...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Cuba Issue, Howard Bryant writes that in order to reverse the fading presence of the black baseball star, MLB needs to radically rethink its pitch to young athletes.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2014
  2. Pro athletes answer confidential survey on race in sports - ESPN ...

    For ESPN The Magazine, 82 pro athletes in 12 different sports anonymously weigh in on race issues in sports.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2012
  3. Jackie Robinson's Montreal home to be honored by U.S. diplomat

    A quaint Montreal home that served as a sanctuary to Jackie Robinson and his wife while he advanced toward breaking down baseball's color barrier is being recognized by the U.S. government.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2011
  4. Jackie Robinson Award: What's that?

    Nick Scott

    February is Black History Month. It's a great opportunity for Americans of all racial backgrounds to take a moment to reflect on our history through the lens of race. It can be a time for African Americans to reflect on the people in their history wh...

    Blog | February 13, 2011
  5. Ex-Cub Jenkins get stamp in Canada

    Associated Press

    OTTAWA -- Baseball Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins is getting his own stamp for his 68th birthday. The former Cubs pitcher watched on Monday as Canada Post conducted a print run of stamps bearing his image that will commemorate Black History month...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  6. Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins awarded stamp in Canada

    Baseball Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins is getting his own stamp for his 68th birthday.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2010
  7. Black History Month -- David Schoenfield: Negro Leagues star Osca...

    David Schoenfield

    Before Willie Mays, there was Negro Leagues great Oscar Charleston, who might be the greatest ballplayer who ever lived.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2010
  8. Top 10 Video Highlights for February 3rd, 2009

    Michael Cupo

    ESPN.com ranks the Top 10 video highlights for February 3rd, 2009

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2009
  9. Solomon strives to improve African-American connection with MLB

    George J. Tanber

    Jimmie Lee Solomon grew up in small-town Texas, went to an Ivy League school, became an MLB executive and is mentioned as a possible future commissioner. Still, his attention is on building stronger ties between baseball and African-Americans.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2008
  10. SportsNation has spoken

    A selection of reader comments, both pro and con, on ESPN.com's proposal to create a new award to honor Jackie Robinson.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2004
  11. Chipper Jones to retire after 2012 season

    Jerry Crasnick

    Chipper Jones couldn't keep it a secret any longer. The longtime Braves third baseman announced Thursday that the 2012 season will be his last.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  12. Bat used for final Pete Rose hit auctions for $158K

    The black Mizuno bat that Pete Rose used to get his final hit has been auctioned for $158,776, well below what was expected for the 32 ounces of baseball history.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  13. San Francisco Giants retire No. 20 uniform of Monte Irvin

    Monte Irvin, who became the first black player in Giants history when he signed with the club on July 8, 1949, had his No. 20 retired Saturday during an on-field ceremony at AT&T Park before the Giants hosted the Boston Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2010
  14. The history of black athletes in America transcends their exploit...

    Scoop Jackson

    A writer reflects on the greats of the games -- Dr. J, Jim Brown, Bill Russell and others -- and the roles they played during the journey into the American mainstream for blacks.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  15. MLB playoffs: Philadelphia Phillies' Pedro Martinez returns to Ne...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    For many years, Pedro Martinez was the enemy in New York. Under the World Series spotlight, he'll be back in the Bronx for Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2009
  16. Diamondbacks ride Drew's cycle past Cardinals

    Stephen Drew became the first player to hit for the cycle in Chase Field and newly acquired David Eckstein singled home the winning run to help the Diamondbacks rally past the Cardinals 8-6.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 01, 2008