Jonathan Smith

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Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente

Legacy<p>As a professional baseball player, Clemente ranks among the best of all time. He was, in baseball parlance, a “complete player” and his record …

Baseball

Epitaph: When it came to local baseball ...

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>Every life has a story. In this column, we pay tribute to people who have died recently.</i><p>When Wendell Harrington thinks of the late …

Jackie Robinson's everlasting legacy

On April 15, 65 years ago, Jackie Robinson entered Major League Baseball with a bang. He would earn the first-ever MLB Rookie of the Year award that …

Leaving a Legacy With Dustin Pedroia

Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia discusses the legacy he hopes to leave behind and his baseball goals for the future.

How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?

On the way to his son's baseball game on Long Island, sports writer J.R. Gamble tells me that his son, J.C., is quite a ball player.<p>"I have a lot of clips and highlights that I show people of him doing amazing things — jumping over catches, hitting balls right-handed, hitting balls left-handed," …

How Can I Become a Professional Baseball Player?

What Is a Professional Baseball Player?<p>Professional baseball players are athletes who are paid to play baseball. In the United States, they may play …

High School

MLB player survey: The challenges of mixing baseball and activism

A few weeks ago, I spoke with Adam Jones about the challenges Major League Baseball players face when considering whether to speak out on a social …

Centerfield