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  1. A lifetime of breaking barriers

    Larry Schwartz

    Baseball's color barrier wasn't the only hurdle Jackie Robinson faced in his life.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2004
  2. Indians' Robinson first African-American manager

    Larry Schwartz

    The Indians name Frank Robinson major league baseball's first African-American manager.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 02, 2001
  3. Sisters-in-law are Golden at Olympics in Seoul

    Larry Schwartz

    Sisters-in-law Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Florence Griffith Joyner both win their second gold medals at the Olympics in Seoul: Joyner-Kersee in the long jump and Griffith Joyner in the 200 meters. Flo Jo sets a world record time of 21.34 seconds.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 27, 2001
  4. Robinson has the guts not to fight back

    Larry Schwartz

    Dodgers president Branch Rickey meets with Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn to discuss the possibility that Robinson will break the color barrier in baseball.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 23, 2001
  5. Doby, Thompson follow Robinson in history

    Larry Schwartz

    The Indians' Larry Doby and the Browns' Hank Thompson are the first African-Americans to play against one another in a major league game, in Cleveland.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 03, 2001
  6. Joyner-Kersee: The Greatest Athlete ever

    Larry Schwartz

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee wins her second straight Olympic heptathlon, in Barcelona.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 27, 2001
  7. Red Sox finally integrate Green into lineup

    Larry Schwartz

    The Red Sox become the last major league team to integrate. Pumpsie Green enters Boston's 2-1 loss to the White Sox in Chicago as a pinch-runner.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 19, 2001
  8. A new Paige for oldest rookie in MLB history

    Larry Schwartz

    The oldest rookie in the history of baseball is Satchel Paige, who celebrates his 42nd birthday by signing with the Cleveland Indians.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 05, 2001
  9. Doby is first African-American to play in AL

    Larry Schwartz

    It lacks the fanfare of Jackie Robinson's debut, but Larry Doby breaks the color barrier in the AL. He strikes out as pinch hitter for the Indians in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox. Doby receives a standing ovation as he walks back to the dugout.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 04, 2001
  10. Robinson breaks baseball's color barrier

    Larry Schwartz

    Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in baseball in the 20th century when he makes his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, batting second and playing first base. Robinson fails to get a hit but scores the deciding run in a 5-3 Dodgers win.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 11, 2001
  11. Jackie Mitchell, 17, fans Babe and Gehrig

    Larry Schwartz

    Jackie Mitchell, 17, becomes the first woman to pitch in a pro baseball game. Signed by the Chattanooga Lookouts, she pitches in an exhibition against the Yankees. She strikes Babe Ruth out then fans Lou Gehrig. The incident is more of a publicity stunt.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 30, 2001
  12. Robinson sparkled in the field and at the plate

    Larry Schwartz

    More Info on Jackie Robinson

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 07, 2001
  13. Robinson traded to rival Giants

    Larry Schwartz

    Brooklyn trades Jackie Robinson to the New York Giants for journeyman pitcher Dick Littlefield and cash. But the 37-year-old Robinson will never play a game for the Giants.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 10, 2000
  14. Robinson changed the face of baseball

    Larry Schwartz

    Jackie Robinson dies at 53 after suffering a heart attack in his home in Stamford, Conn.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 21, 2000
  15. Althea Gibson broke barriers

    Larry Schwartz

    SportsCentury, ESPN's look at sports in the 20th century examines the Jackie Robinson of the tennis courts.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 30, 2000
  16. Joyner-Kersee completes huge leap

    Larry Schwartz

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the most decorated woman in U.S. Olympic track and field history with six medals.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 30, 2000