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  1. Sept. 17, 1947: Jackie Robinson is named MLB's first Rookie of th...

    ESPN

    Sept. 17, 1947: Jackie Robinson is named MLB's first Rookie of the Year....

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2011
  2. Bill Simmons - The golden age of baseball? It's not when you thin...

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons tries to figure out the purest era in baseball, which proves to be a very difficult task.

    Story | June 18, 2009
  3. Elgin took the game to new heights

    Bill Simmons

    You probably remember Elgin Baylor as a bad GM in a goofy sweater. Bill Simmons explains why you should remember as a transcendent player who revolutionized basketball.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2008
  4. Gay athletes are making their mark

    LZ Granderson

    Still waiting for the "gay Jackie Robinson"? Gay athletes are already making an impact.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2008
  5. Eleven weeks to irrelevance

    Scoop Jackson

    Larry Doby faced the same prejudice as Jackie Robinson in 1947 -- so why aren't we celebrating his courage?

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2007
  6. Althea Gibson was as important as Jackie Robinson

    Jemele Hill

    Fifty years ago today, Althea Gibson became the first African-American to win Wimbledon. And she deserves a prominent place alongside Jackie Robinson and Arthur Ashe.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2007
  7. It's a numbers game

    Paul Lukas

    Ever wonder why athletes choose certain uniform numbers? Uni Watch has the answers.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2007
  8. Bonds is wrong to wear No. 42

    Jeff Pearlman

    Barry Bonds' history says he's not a player who should be honoring Jackie Robinson by wearing No. 42.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2007
  9. Time to dump Braves, Indians and Redskins

    Keith Law

    If Major League Baseball really wants to celebrate Jackie Robinson, it should force Atlanta and Cleveland to change their team names.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2007
  10. The Opening Day heard 'round the world

    Jonathan Eig

    In an excerpt from "Opening Day: The story of Jackie Robinson's First Season," Jonathan Eig chronicles the historic debut of America's Dodger.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2007
  11. Images and words

    Eric Neel

    The year in pictures and words.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2005
  12. True money players

    Jason Whitlock

    The NHL's only chance at redemption is to convince fans that they are in the same boat as the players.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2005
  13. More than a good newspaperman

    David Aldridge

    David Aldridge pays tribute to Sam Lacy, whose efforts helped Jackie Robinson integrate the majors.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2003
  14. Animals were harmed in making this list

    Jeff Merron

    In honor of the death of Ozzy the osprey, we present the 10 worst cases of sports and animal cruelty.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2003
  15. W.W.J.D.?

    Ralph Wiley

    Looking across the sports landscape, Page 2's Ralph Wiley can't help but ask one question: What would Jackie Robinson do?

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2003