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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. '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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Hollywood meets reality in '42' MLB unis

    Paul Lukas

    The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" is set to open nationwide tomorrow. But Uni Watch readers, ever observant, have already spotted a historical inaccuracy in the film's uniforms. The issue involves the Brooklyn Dodgers' caps. If you're into collectin...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  14. How '42' nailed authentic vintage uniforms

    Paul Lukas

    Jackie Robinson is in the air this time of year. Next Monday, April 15, will be the 66th anniversary of Robby's big league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and all MLB uniformed personnel will once again mark the occasion by wearing No. 42. Three day...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  15. Greatest teams ever: The almost greats

    David Schoenfield

    If you're an ESPN Insider, I hope you've been reading Buster Olney's "all-time greatest" series. He finished off today with his top 10 teams , and the 1998 Yankees were No. 1. No big argument there. When you see these lists, most experts usually g...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  16. Officially licensed yarmulke catching on

    Darren Rovell

    This story has been corrected. Read below As someone who has been close to the licensed sports business his entire life, Brian Rutt can't stand to see a sports logo that doesn't look right. So the man behind The Emblem Source, a Dallas-based c...

    Blog | January 25, 2013