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  1. UCLA Bruins honor Jackie Robinson, retire No. 42 for all teams

    UCLA is honoring Jackie Robinson by retiring the former four-sport athlete's iconic No. 42 for all of its athletic teams.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2014
  2. A look at the Golden Era Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, with little fanfare and virtually no attention, the Hall of Fame announced the 10 candidates placed on its Golden Era ballot, where the 16-member committee will consider candidates from the 1947-1972 period (whether this was actually baseb...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  3. Jackie’s Ghost: Roger Kahn and Jackie Robinson

    Bryan Curtis

    A famous athlete had an announcement to make about his career. A "decision," you might call it. But the athlete didn't trust writers -- the guys who'd dogged him for years, who'd thrown his words back...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  4. George Shuba, former Brooklyn Dodger, dead at 89

    George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
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  6. Baseball legend Don Zimmer dies at 83

    Tampa Bay Rays senior advisor and baseball icon Don Zimmer has died. He was 83.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  7. A Brief History of N.Y. vs. LA Championship Battles

    The Los Angeles Kings prevailed Sunday night, beating the Chicago Blackhawks to end the Western Conference finals. With the New York Rangers having in the Stanley Cup Final last Thursday, the Kings' victory sets up what is a surprisingly...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  8. A short history of winning with one hit

    David Schoenfield

    We had an odd result Wednesday night at Tampa Bay: The A's got one hit but beat the Rays 3-2. Oakland scored two runs in the second inning without a hit thanks to a pair of errors and a pair of walks. Oakland's lone hit was Brandon Moss' solo home ru...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  9. A forgotten part of baseball history

    David Schoenfield

    Today is Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball, when the sport honors Robinson's legacy. When this date arrives each season -- this year is the 67th anniversary of Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers -- I'm always reminded of my ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  10. Special thank you to No. 42

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    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
  11. Happy Birthday, Monte Irvin

    David Schoenfield

    Another day with two Hall of Famers: Monte Irvin and Ron Santo. Plus a guy who looked like a sure bet for the Hall of Fame in his early 20s, a guy who kicked a water cooler or two and a guy who starred for the last Cubs team to play in a World Series...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  12. Brooklyn Nets pay homage to past with alternate jersey

    Darren Rovell

    With their move to Brooklyn, the Nets got rid of blue from their color palette, but in a nod to the tradition of their new home, the team is set to unveil alternate jerseys in the familiar blue and grey from the Brooklyn Dodgers days.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  13. MLB's growing power vacuum

    Buster Olney

    Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley took baseball out west, uprooting the Brooklyn Dodgers and, by extension, the New York Giants, and, through the 1960s and '70s, he was viewed as one of baseball's major power brokers. By the late '70s, howev...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  14. '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
  15. MLB, teams taking students to see film '42'

    Major League Baseball and its 30 teams plan to take thousands of teenagers to see the Jackie Robinson film "42."

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  16. Did Reese-Robinson moment happen?

    David Schoenfield

    In the movie "42" (spoiler alert) there is a key scene when Jackie Robinson is being heckled by fans in Cincinnati. Shortstop Pee Wee Reese, from nearby Louisville, goes over to Robinson and puts his arm around him. The event has become a principal m...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  17. Did Reese really embrace Robinson in '47?

    Brian Cronin

    In 2005, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg helped unveil a monument outside the Brooklyn Cyclones' home field depicting Hall of Famers (and former Brooklyn Dodgers) Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson with Reese's arm around Robinson. It was des...

    Blog | April 13, 2013