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  1. Special thank you to No. 42

    espnW

    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
  2. Who was first? Moses Fleetwood Walker

    Lizzie Haldane

    Before there was Jackie Robinson, there was Fleet Walker. On this date in 1884, Moses Fleetwood Walker became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball when he made his American Association (modern-day American League) with the Toledo ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  3. Jackie Robinson film '42' hits theaters today

    Lizzie Haldane

    "42," a film that commemorates icon Jackie Robinson and his struggles to break baseball's color barrier, opens in theaters today. On Monday, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day. The annual event honors the day, 66 years ago, when the...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  4. espnW -- Rachel and Sharon Robinson preserving Jackie's legacy

    Jim Caple

    Jackie Robinson's wife, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, supported him as he faced the racism depicted in "42," and decades later they are still working to preserve his legacy.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  5. Sue Falsone brings fresh perspective to job

    Stephania Bell

    The Dodgers have always been leaders in diversity, but the hiring of their new head trainer came down only to her top-notch clinical skills.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  6. Minor leagues, major fun

    Blane Bachelor

    If you're looking for excitement and great food without breaking your budget, a trip to one of these minor league stadiums is just the ticket.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2011