• On Jackie Robinson Day across MLB, no baseball game in New York, but movie '42' preserves legacy

    Summary of 15 articles · Updated Apr 16, 2013
    As hard as it is to believe, there will be no Major League Baseball games played in New York City on Jackie Robinson Day. Jackie Robinson's place as a pivotal figure in both baseball history and the history of the United States of America in general is clear and uncontested, but Jackie Robinson the pioneer stands so tall that he has long since obscured our view of Jackie Robinson the ballplayer. Hours later, Major League Baseball went on with ceremonies for the fifth Jackie Robinson Day at stadiums all ov...
    • Collins honored to wear Robinson's No. 42

      Mets manager Terry Collins, who spent years as an instructor in the Dodgers organization, said even that dramatic retelling in "42" could not quite depict the horrors of everyday life for Jackie Robinson.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Jackie Robinson Day tempered by blasts

      Lined up in front of their dugouts, all wearing No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day, the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins stood for a moment of silence to honor bombing victims at the Boston Marathon.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Carl Crawford wears one blue shoe and one white shoe in Jackie Robinson tribute

      On a day when every major leaguer wore the same uniform number, Carl Crawford of the Los Angeles Dodgers managed to create a unique look for himself while paying tribute to Jackie Robinson. Crawford wore special edition Jackie Robinson No. 42 cleats, pr…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Magic grateful for many doors Jackie opened

      For the 66th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson shattered the color barrier as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Major League Baseball came full circle at Dodger Stadium. Robinson was the first African-American player of the 20th century to play in …
      Source: MLB.com
    • Wearing No. 42 with pride, MLB honors Jackie

      Even without the matching No. 42 jerseys worn throughout baseball and without Monday's pregame festivities across the country, Jackie Robinson's historic legacy would have remained apparent around the baseball world. One needs to look only at the on-fie…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Cards help pay tribute to Jackie with No. 42

      As has become a yearly tribute to baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, all players and uniformed staff donned uniform No. 42 on Monday, the 66th anniversary of Robinson breaking the sport's color barrier by making his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Jackie Robinson broke the modern color line 66 years ago

      In 1997, 50 years after Jackie Robinson erased the modern-day color barrier, Major League Baseball retired his No. 42 across the sport. In 2004, the league named every April 15 to be Jackie Robinson Day. In 2011, every player wore No. 42 to honor Robins…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • On-field or off, Robinson's legacy still felt

      Forget for a moment the circumstances around Jackie Robinson's career. Forget what he was up against. Forget that he had played barely a season and a half of professional baseball when he broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, or that he was learni…
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Jackie Robinson was a legend as a player, as well as a pioneer

      Jackie Robinson's legacy as a pioneer is unmatched in American sports. What has sometimes been forgotten is that he was a terrific baseball player, too, writes Cliff Corcoran.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Jackie's lasting impact not lost on Rays

      The Rays wore No. 42 in Boston on Monday in honor of Jackie Robinson Day, and they will do so again on Tuesday in Baltimore, when the Orioles' celebration takes place.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Jackie's selflessness had profound impact on America

      As is chronicled in the film "42," Jackie Robinson was forced to endure many injustices in order to play in the big leagues, and his selflessness has had an incalculable impact on the United States.
      Source: MLB.com
  • Astros discuss racial roadbloacks, progress in MLB on Jackie Robinson Day

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Wesley Wright was fortunate. His grandfather absorbed the hate. His parents deflected the last hard wave of racial prejudice. For the most part, Wright came through unscathed. But his family felt the pain. And Monday, on the annual day
    Source: chron.com
  • Jackie Robinson's ballboy throws out 1st pitch

    A Brooklyn Dodgers ballboy during Jackie Robinson's rookie season helped honor the baseball pioneer Monday by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Miami Marlins-Washington Nationals game.
    Source: CNNSI.com
  • Davis recalls aura that helped define Jackie

    Fifty years ago this October, Tommy Davis put a hurt on the Yankees in a four-game World Series sweep by the Dodgers. Sandy Koufax drew most of the acclaim, but much of the damage was done by Davis, who planned to sign with the Yankees before receiving …
    Source: MLB.com

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