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  1. 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
  2. A true pioneer: Put Dr. Jobe in Cooperstown

    David Schoenfield

    The Hall of Fame elected Tom Yawkey, the longtime owner of the Red Sox who presided over a franchise that didn't integrate until 12 years after Jackie Robinson debuted with the Dodgers and didn't win a World Series in his 44 years of ownership. It...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. Players believe Bonds is record holder

    David Schoenfield

    NEW YORK -- Media day at the All-Star Game isn't quite media day at the Super Bowl, but on a hot, steamy day in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field, sweaty media members met with sweaty ballplayers. There was a vibe of happiness from the player...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Jackie Robinson, Jimmy Rollins and truth

    David Schoenfield

    The new movie "42" about Jackie Robinson opens up Friday night. I haven't seen it yet but expect I'll go watch it at some point this weekend. Jerry Crasnick has a piece on director Brian Helgeland's two-year odyssey to make the movie and Jerry, Jim C...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  6. Bracket baseball-style: Creighton wins it all!

    David Schoenfield

    From the World Of I Can't Believe You Spent The Time Doing This, what would the NCAA tournament bracket look like if we picked the best major leaguer from each school? Well, something like this (* denotes Hall of Famer) ... REGION 1 Round of ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  7. Another take on Yunel Escobar

    David Schoenfield

    Chip Buck writes for our Red Sox blog, Fire Brand of the AL. I recommend reading Chip's column he published today on the Yunel Escobar situation. At the end of the piece, Chip writes: If you want to know why we haven't seen a gay Jackie Robinson, th...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  8. Matt Kemp is better than you

    David Schoenfield

    It was about as perfect a day as you can dream up for the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the 65th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Vin Scully returned to the broadcast booth after missing five games, Mat...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  9. Introducing: Best season of all time bracket

    David Schoenfield

    In 1975, Joe Morgan hit .327 with 17 home runs and 94 RBIs. Those traditional statistics may not seem impressive, but Morgan's season ranks as one of the best in the game's history. As we begin voting Monday on the greatest individual season of al...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  10. Hypothetical: Best-selling jerseys ever?

    David Schoenfield

    Major League Baseball released its list of the 20 best-selling jerseys from the past season. Derek Jeter ranked No. 1 ahead of Joe Mauer and Roy Halladay, mildly surprising since you'd think most Yankee fans would own a Jeter jersey by now. Anyway...

    Blog | March 23, 2011