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Why Jackie Robinson Still Matters

Until April 15, 1947, blacks in America had been paying taxes, fighting in wars and voting for decades. But they had not yet stepped into the arena of one of the...

Where Have We Gone, Mr. Robinson?

In 1964, at the height of the civil rights movement, Jackie Robinson published a compilation of interviews with major league players and managers about the state...

Jackie Robinson: In the Footsteps of a Legend

I can remember being a kid back in Mobile [Ala.] sitting on the back porch when an airplane flew over. I told my father when I grew up I was going to be a pilot...

Most Valuable (Gentleman) from Japan

If souls can smile, the soul of Jackie Robinson was smiling last week. Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners, a slim, swift outfielder out of Kasugai, Japan, was...

JACKIE ROBINSON: The Trailblazer

I was 14 years old when I first saw Jackie Robinson. It was the spring of 1948, the year after Jackie changed my life by breaking baseball's color line. His...

BOOKS: BUSTING THE COLOR LINE

Major League Baseball has just completed its season-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's arrival in the game. The number he wore during...

Give Me a Corny Speech. Then I'll Listen

When Jackie Robinson was near death and blind from diabetes, he was given a day of celebration at Dodger Stadium. As he was led back to the clubhouse, Jim...

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