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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. 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
  13. 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
  14. All-time top 25 players under 25

    David Schoenfield

    A couple weeks ago, Keith Law unveiled his annual list of the top 25 players under the age of 25 . Keith's list isn't a projection of the best players for 2013, but rather a projection and ordering of players if you were starting a franchise. I th...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  15. Can you guess the Hall of Famer?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's play a little Hall of Fame game. I'm going to present two players with similar statistics. One is in the Hall of Fame and the other is on this year's ballot. Presented two lines of numbers, can you guess which player is the Hall of Famer? Check...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  16. Brooklyn Nets commemorate new home of Ebbets Field flagpole

    Mike Mazzeo

    On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets held a ceremony to commemorate the new home of the Ebbets Field flagpole, just steps from Barclays Center.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012