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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Rachel Robinson to receive ucla's highest honor UC Los Angeles - Los Angeles,CA,USA

Today, the name of Jackie Robinson, who famously broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947 as a player with the Brooklyn Dodgers, ...


Time Passages ~ Nashua's Dodgers Nashua Telegraph - Nashua,NH,USA

The Nashua Dodgers, a farm club of the Brooklyn Dodgers, operated in the class-B New England League between 1946 and 1949. The team was based at Holman ...


The rest of the story: There was much more to MLB player Frank ... NewsOK.com - Oklahoma City,OK,USA

Kellert, at-bat for the Brooklyn Dodgers, is studying the play. He has the perfect angle, while Summers can't tell you much more than what number is on ...


Pete Barth column: Cleveland kids celebrate American icon Sheboygan Press - Sheboygan,WI,USA

Jackie, of course, broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, when he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Sadly, he received death threats ...

Here's to you, Mr. Robinson: Hudson man made splash in turn of the ... MetroWest Daily News - Framingham,MA,USA

From 1914 to 1931, the Brooklyn Dodgers were called the Brooklyn Robins in honor of their manager, Wilbert Robinson. Nicknamed "Uncle Robbie," Robinson led ...


AROUND THE MINORS Arkansas Democrat Gazette - AR,USA

The 65-acre complex, once a World War II naval air base, was created under legendary Dodgers executive Branch Rickey as a place for the entire Brooklyn ...


"100 Things" A Must-Read For All Dodger Fans True Blue LA - Los Angeles,CA,USA

Not only is the book chock full of facts, anecdotes, tidbits, and trivia about Dodger history -- both Brooklyn and Los Angeles -- but the wonderful writing ...


Minor League Baseball president wants Dodgertown renamed "Historic ... TCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USA

... insisted that name remain intact to honor Bud Holman, the former Eastern Airlines executive to helped attract the then-Brooklyn Dodgers here in 1948. ...

FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA

Although the term “Dodgers” when applied to the Brooklyn Dodgers conjures up scenes of playful antics as pedestrians tried to dodge the oncoming trolleys, ...


Forever Blue Signal - Santa Clarita,CA,USA

D'Antonio examines the life of the colorful former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers owner in his new book: “Forever Blue.” D'Antonio said O'Malley was ...


Scully inducted into NABC Hall of Fame SportingNews.com - USA

Scully, 81, has been a Dodgers broadcaster since 1950, when the team still was located in Brooklyn. In 1982, Scully won the Ford C. Frick Award from the ...


The Numbers Say Jackie Robinson Was Bold, to Little Effect New York Times - United States

How did his antics on third base affect the Brooklyn Dodgers' bottom line? Analyzing Robinson's performance on the basepaths requires a statistical tool ...

Celebrating Jackie's Legacy (Part Three) BlackAthlete.net - USAKANSAS CITY

-- Before Jackie Robinson wore number 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he wore No. 5 for the 1945 Kansas City Monarchs. 1. Robinson played his first ...

On This Day in History: April 17 The Stats on Opening Day, 1951 Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA

Although long gone now, we like to remember those golden years of baseball in Brooklyn. “The only two Dodger hurlers — since 1930 — who have won more than ...

Jackie Robinson Would Have Played for the New York Giants Bleacher Report - San Francisco,CA,USA

13, 1956, the Brooklyn Dodgers traded Jackie Robinson to the hated New York Giants for left-handed journeyman pitcher Dick Littlefield. ...


Sliding into Home New Yorker - United States

Now, reasonable people might ask why the Mets get a special claim on Robinson and, for that matter, the Brooklyn Dodgers (unreasonable people have asked, ...

The Dodgers Left My Father, the Stadium Left Me New York Times - United States

The date was Oct. 4, 1955, and the Brooklyn Dodgers had just won the World Series for the first and last time. Two years later, Brooklyn fans would flock to ...

Dodgers to Honor Scholars on Jackie Robinson Day NBC Los Angeles - Los Angeles,CA,USA

Don Newcombe, Robinson's teammate with the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1949-51 and 1954-56, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game against the ...

On This Day in History: April 15 Brooklyn Superbas Win Opening Game Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA

by Brooklyn Eagle (), published online 04-15-2009 PHILADELPHIA — Before they became the Brooklyn Dodgers the borough’s baseball team was called the Superbas ...

Who Framed Walter O'Malley? Forbes - NY,USA

In fact, Moses had long been eying Flushing Meadows in Queens--the eventual site of Shea Stadium--as a potential site for a grand arena of imperial ...

PASSINGS Los Angeles Times - CA,USA

He joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1939 and was with the Brooklyn Dodgers for the 1940 and 1941 seasons before serving in the Navy during World War II. ...

Ebbets Field, Redux Huffington Post - New York,NY,USA

Ebbets Field was small and cramped and it had no parking, and it was these deficits that compelled the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Walter O'Malley, ...

Dem Bums Are Still in Their Hearts Mineola American - Mineola,NY,USA

That was the year that Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the Major Leagues as a Brooklyn Dodger. Mr. Livingston spoke about how difficult it ...


The Glory of Baseball: Tense Political Vote Preceded Dodgers' Move ... By Marc Seror It seemed like such a good idea at the time: LA wanted the Dodgers; Brooklyn Dodger owner Walter O'Malley wanted Chavez Ravine for a new stadium; and the city now owned Chavez Ravine, after the plan to build public housing there failed. ...

A tour of the best and worst baseball stadiums -- past and present The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com - Lehigh Valley,PA,USA

This list only includes venues at which I've seen games, so all you Wrigley Field fans, please hold your fire! 1. Ebbets Field, Brooklyn -- You never forget ...


A Utah sports legend Deseret News - Salt Lake City,UT,USA

He interrupted a budding major league career with the Brooklyn Dodgers for service in the Navy during World War II, returning only after that conflict was ...

HOFFARTH: A true blue take on O'Malley's move Los Angeles Daily News - Los Angeles,CA,USA

By Tom Hoffarth, Columnist For the record, Walter O'Malley moved the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles some 50 years ago because ... well . ...


FROM THE BROOKLYN AERIE Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA

... Brooklyn’s choicest residential neighborhoods. Although Ebbets Field before the Dodgers left was rundown and the smallest of the big-league ball parks, ...


Former Brooklyn Dodger Herman Franks Died MadFriars.com - San Diego,CA,USA

By Tot Holmes Herman Franks, a backup catcher for a number of teams including the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1940 and 1941, died at his home in Salt Lake City, ...

Q&A with Michael D'Antonio The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Newark,NJ,USA

In Forever Blue, D'Antonio tells the story of the Walter O'Malley and offers perspective for what led him to move the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles. ...

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