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  2. ¡Ay, Chihuahuas!

    Robert Andrew Powell

    Even the president of the league can't help but laugh about it, the optics of it all. Branch Rickey chuckles when I reach him at his office outside Austin, Texas, where he runs Triple-A baseball's Pacific Coast League. That there...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  3. Special thank you to No. 42


    On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in baseball and paving the way for all minority athletes. A four-sport star at UCLA, Robinson joined the Kansas City Monarchs in t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Willingham happy in Minnesota

    Doug Mittler

    The late Ralph Kiner routinely told the story of how he went into the office of Pirates general manager Branch Rickey after the 1952 season in search of a raise after winning his seventh straight home run title. Rickey instead proposed cutting his...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. Can Kershaw and Puig thrive together long term?

    Mark Saxon

    The last time Clayton Kershaw made news, he was being presented with the Branch Rickey Award, given to baseball's most caring humanitarian, in the same week he was accepting his second Cy Young. The award recognized Kershaw's work with Zambian orphan...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  6. Clayton Kershaw of Los Angeles Dodgers wins 2013 Branch Rickey Aw...

    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is being recognized for his work off the field. He's the winner of the 2013 Branch Rickey Award in recognition of his community work.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  7. Cubs hope to emulate the 'Cardinal Way'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs hope to build a championship-caliber organization that emulates the "Cardinal Way" of winning baseball titles. The term goes back to the 1930s, when legendary baseball executive Branch Rickey helped establish the farm s...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  8. '42' gets some of Jackie Robinson's history wrong but starts conv...

    Howard Bryant

    Jackie Robinson's story, as told in "42," is incomplete and has some historical gaps, but it allows one father to begin a conversation with his son.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  9. Jackie Robinson film '42' hits theaters today

    Lizzie Haldane

    "42," a film that commemorates icon Jackie Robinson and his struggles to break baseball's color barrier, opens in theaters today. On Monday, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day. The annual event honors the day, 66 years ago, when the...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  10. Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel, proud of New York Yankees' Maria...

    Ian O'Connor

    Rachel Robinson decided Mo Rivera was worthy of her late husband's number 42.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  11. Jonah Keri on why the Philadelphia Phillies need to retool their ...

    Jonah Keri

    At what point does Philadelphia see the writing on the wall and start building for tomorrow?

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  12. Did you know: 59 years ago...

    Mark Saxon

    On this date in 1954, the Dodgers signed a lanky Puerto Rican outfielder name Roberto Clemente to a Triple-A contract. It cost them $5,000 in salary and a $10,000 signing bonus. That summer, the 19-year old Clemente batted .257 in 87 games for the...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  13. Rating the players (and contracts) in Major League Baseball, Part...

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove is cooking, so it's time for the delicate process of rating MLB's top 50 most valuable assets.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  14. Trailer released for Jackie Robinson movie

    Playbook Trending

    Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with director Brian Helgeland for "42," the story of baseball great Jackie Robinson, slated for release in April 2013. "42" stars Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford as the innovative Dod...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  15. New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey wins Branch Rickey Award

    New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is the winner of the 2012 Branch Rickey Award in recognition of his work distributing baseball equipment and medical supplies in Central and South America.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  16. Barry Larkin elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    Michael Rothstein

    Barry Larkin is going to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The 47-year-old Larkin is the third former Michigan player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, joining George Sisler (1939) and the former owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Ricke...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  17. Jackie Robinson Is Heading to the Big Screen

    Amos Barshad

    A Jackie Robinson movie is in development at Legendary Pictures, with Chadwick Boseman playing the man himself; Harrison Ford playing Branch Rickey, the Dodgers exec that signed Robinson; and Brian Helgeland, who wrote L.A. Confidential and Mystic Ri...

    Blog | December 12, 2011