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“42” reminds how far we’ve come on race Dear Editor, The other night my wife Kristen and I went to see the movie42, the Jackie Robinson story. Being the son of a baseball coach and having played baseball in high school, I am...
Contributing WriterThe evils of racism are expressed in the words we speak and the mores we establish. And both emerge from the illusion of superiority. Jackie Robinson, as a black American in the 1940s and 1950s, was thrown into the fire of both when he entered major...
Sun Sports EditorHarvey Robinson has a free pass to athletic events at George Rogers Clark High School. This weekend , he will be the guest of honor. Robinson, 91, will receive the prestigious Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement Award during the Central Bank...
Previo al arranque de la temporada de 2012 lancé una maldición a los Angelinos de Los Angeles —y en particular a Albert Pujols— que aún sigue atormentando a los serafines y al slugger dominicano. Entonces, un sábado 24 de diciembre de...
Allen Barra's "Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age," hits the sweet spot in between these two extremes. Barra approaches his subjects with a lifelong fan's enthusiasm, combined with a journalist and historian's...
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time, and vote you did, as we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many people voted that we have decided to expand the list from the top 10 to the top 20. Each weekday at...
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My young colleague, Ben Welsh, who hails from Swisher, Iowa, by way of Columbia, Mo., and Washington, D.C., quickly caught on to what we native Angelenos know subliminally. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Scully: A May 14 Op-Ed about Vin Scully said...
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon on a cluttered street in Gardena, some very big and skilled athletes are hanging out on a concrete basketball court, bouncing around underneath rusted backboards and chain nets, acting out a typical inner-city scene, with...
I went to see the movie "42" last week, about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. It is an important topic and the movie has a chance to enlighten a whole generation on crucial matters that occurred 66 years ago. However,...
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Check any correct answer to the following question: What is 42? a) the number worn by Jackie Robinson when he played with the Brooklyn Dodgers. b) a movie about Robinson's courage in breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947. c) the number of...
The image is as symbolic to baseball as Lou Gehrig's farewell speech. In the 1946 photo, George "Shotgun" Shuba extends his hand to teammate Jackie Robinson, who just hit his first home run for a Brooklyn Dodgers farm team. The simple gesture became...
Seats were packed with kids, parents and grandparents cheering on their favorite teams. Those were the days. In contrast, tune in to watch your favorite team on a weekday afternoon in the early part of the season, and the stands are nearly empty. Kids...
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