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  1. PBS show discovers Jackie Robinson

    Rob Neyer

    It's always a bit disorienting when "outsiders" enter our insulated little world ... Production crew members from PBS' "History Detectives" were in Cooperstown this summer to try to uncover another mystery. For this investigation, one of the host...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  2. Monte Irvin, 91, still thinking

    Rob Neyer

    Sometimes I wish we wouldn't go looking for trouble ... Two years after Jackie Robinson broke into the majors, the Giants introduced their first two African Americans, Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson, in July 1949. Two years later, Willie Mays arrive...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  3. Was Marvin Miller robbed?

    Rob Neyer

    Phil Rogers on Marvin Miller's sad fate: Tom Seaver, one of two former players on the committee, campaigned loudly on Miller's behalf. "It's a no-brainer," Seaver told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. "He is on a par with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson in ter...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  4. Mets' Pelfrey diagnosed with tendinitis

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by ESPN's Claire Smith NEW YORK -- Mike Pelfrey may miss a start Sunday after being diagnosed with tendinitis in his right forearm. "We have to take our time with him and make sure we do the right thing by him," Mets manager Jerr...

    Blog | April 15, 2009
  5. Jackie Robinson Rotunda dedicated

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by ESPN's Claire Smith NEW YORK -- The Jackie Robinson Rotunda, named for the Brooklyn Dodgers' Hall of Fame second baseman who broke baseball's color barrier 62 years ago today, was dedicated during an emotional ceremony at the N...

    Blog | April 15, 2009
  6. Podcast: Baseball Today on Jackie Robinson Day

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Peter Pascarelli discuss Jackie Robinson Day on Baseball Today....

    Blog | April 15, 2009
  7. MLB annexes Jackie Robinson

    Rob Neyer

    Well, it's now completely official: Major League Baseball has co-opted Jackie Robinson ... By request of Commissioner Bud Selig, as Major League Baseball celebrates the 62nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking its color barrier on Wednesday,...

    Blog | April 14, 2009
  8. Who's like Jackie? Take Figgins, Hudson, Cabrera ...

    Rob Neyer

    He's a little bit of Figgins, Hudson and Cabrera put together, but no one player in today's game compares favorably to Jackie Robinson.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2007
  9. There could be room for everybody

    Rob Neyer

    It's unlikely the Japanese leagues will crumble the way the Negro leagues did after Jackie Robinson left for the majors.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2007
  10. Nobody talks about Robinson's defense

    Rob Neyer

    We'll remember Jackie Robinson as a pioneer in baseball, but we shouldn't forget what a great player he was.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2005