Jackie Robinson

Pee Wee Reese

“Pee Wee didn’t want accolades, but he had an ego and he knew that he was an exceptional athlete, and had been blessed with attributes far more …

African-American News

Review: PBS spotlights documentaries on baseball legend Ted Williams and top Pakistani squash player Maria Toorpakai

PBS has an evening of sports documentaries Monday. Erin Heidenreich's "The War to Be Her," about squash player Maria Toorpakai, arrives as a presentation of the series "POV"; "Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived" is presented within the framework of the "American Masters" series.<p>The …

Los Angeles

Baseball history unpacked, July 23

A <b>Cubs</b>-centric look at baseball’s past. <b>Here’s a handy Cubs timeline</b>, to help you follow along as weview selected moments gleaned from the rich pageant …

Baseball

Stand There, Look Pretty, Take Pitches ...

Oh, there was a game today too.Let’s start with Yoenis Cespedes, who made a grand return on Friday, but was back on the shelf on Saturday, and now …

Major League Baseball

Sorry, Mets Fans: Chase Utley Is An Easy Hall Of Fame Call

A few days ago, longtime Mets antagonist Chase Utley announced that 2018 will be his last season. The announcement is probably overdue for the 39-year-old second baseman, who has been fading steadily for a few years.<p>His official pending retirement naturally spurs baseball enthusiasts to that …

Chase Utley

Olympians’ Contributions Featured Prominently In National Museum Of African American History And Culture

<i>A statue at the National Museum of African American History and Culture depicts Tommie Smith (C), John Carlos (R) and Peter Norman of Australia (L)</i> …

Black History

Josh Hader meets with Billy Bean, gives tearful apology to Brewers

Josh Hader, the All-Star pitcher whose racist and homophobic tweets generated a firestorm this week, had a Friday filled with education and …

Milwaukee Brewers

Jay Smooth, the Host of the Longest Running Hip-Hop Radio Show, Quits in Protest of New Hire

Source: FUSION<p>Jay Smooth takes a stand<p>Since 1991, <b>Jay Smooth</b> has been the host of <i>The Underground Railroad,</i> the longest-running hip-hop radio show in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Ultimate(ish) Guide to NYC’s Public Pools

I<p><b>n summertime, Manhattan’s sidewalk trash mimics overheated bodies: Noisome vapors intensify, baked in by the sun, and plastic bag exteriors sweat</b> …

Staten Island

1968: Medals stand protest became model for sports activism; it just took a while

That autumn night at <i>Estadio Olimpico Universitario</i> might not have been so memorable if Tommie Smith and John Carlos had merely each raised a black-gloved fist into the air.<p>The mournful way in which the U.S. track stars bowed their heads, the vulnerable manner in which they stood shoeless, made the …

Civil Rights

Deal to reopen Fort Worth Cats' LaGrave Field full of dreams, but is there money?

The worse the Texas Rangers play, the more we want the Fort Worth Cats back.<p>And with the Rangers about to open a $250 million party palace next to …

Fort Worth

Top 10 MLB plays at the All-Star Break

The first half of the Major League Baseball season has come and gone. In fact, it technically came and went weeks ago, as at this year's All-Star …

Baseball

Inner City Baseball Showcased at Springfield College

By MARTY DOBROW It was 8 a.m and Wilfrido Valenzuela was already throwing heat. The 18-year-old starting pitcher for the Paterson, N.J. RBI (Reviving …

Jersey City

What Some Early, High-Quality Polls Can Tell Us About The Race For The House

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.<p>Poll of the week<p>If you’re anything like me, you get inordinately excited every time you see a …

Politics

Hudson Square’s 8 transformative developments, mapped - Curbed NY

In recent years, the neighborhood now known as Hudson Square—once called Manhattan’s Printing District due to the large number of printing factories located there—has been making a quiet transformation. Media companies, attracted by the neighborhood’s large warehouse-style buildings, came first, …

Real Estate

2017 Buck O'Neil Award Winner Rachel Robinson

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors selected Rachel Robinson as the 2017 recipient of the John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil …

Hall of Fame

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

<i>Dear Julia and Poydras,</i><p><i>There is an intriguing abandoned commercial building on a small triangular block fronting on Westbank Expressway at Truxton</i> …

New Orleans

Society for American Baseball Research

SABR Games Project reaches milestone with 1,000th published story<p>One of SABR's newest research initiatives, the <b>SABR Games Project</b>, has reached a …

Inventions

8 things to do in NYC this Labor Day weekend

I know it seems nearly impossible but Labor Day Weekend (AKA the unofficial end of summer) is right around the corner. Instead of letting this be the …

Lifestyle

Decades after Jackie Robinson, MLB still lacks African-American diversity

For more than 70 years, this publication has written about and advocated for the integration of Major League Baseball, and in more modern times for …

HBCUs

Top 10 Wimbledon Memories, No. 5: Ashe d. Connors, 1975 final

<i>As Wimbledon comes to a close, we're counting down the 10 most memorable matches at the All England Club over the last 50 years.</i><p>We know that Icarus …

Tennis

Dolphins threaten suspension for anthem protests until league and union resolve policy

The Miami Dolphins have included protests during the national anthem on a list of actions considered “conduct detrimental to the club,” and such demonstrations could lead to players receiving four-game suspensions. However, players could also be fined or receive shorter suspensions, paid or unpaid, …

Sports

TV so funny, you’ll wee your pants

You will laugh, you will cry-laugh and you will fight to keep your dignity trying to keep pace with the barrage of funnies. The jokes don’t let up …

Tour de France

Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby may get a commemorative coin

The game of baseball was integrated in 1947, first by Jackie Robinson in the National League, and then by Larry Doby in the American League a few …

Civil Rights

1968: Dodgers relent as players find power to precipitate change

For a century, professional baseball players were regarded as entertainers: see ball, hit ball, play in whatever city you are assigned, for whatever salary you are assigned, and keep your mouth shut.<p>In 1968, as Americans rose to let their voices be heard, so did the ostensibly privileged subset of …

Baseball

Citi Perks | New York Mets

Score a $10 Gift Card<p>Receive a $10 gift card when you spend $50 or more on Mets merchandise using your Citi debit or credit card.*<p>*$10 gift card can …

New York Mets

Members of Congress Introduce Bill for Jackie Robinson Coin

One of the most influential sports figures of all-time, Jackie Robinson has earned his spot in American history and what better way to honor someone …

Major League Baseball

The day the Brooklyn Dodgers fielded Major League Baseball’s first majority-black lineup

Walter Alston changed his mind about playing Sandy Amoros, and the rest is history<p>Walter Alston had no intention of playing Sandy Amoros in the …

Sports

Hamilton Heights: What to do and eat in the northern Manhattan neighborhood

A guide to the Hamilton Heights neighborhood, which offers rich New York history, beautiful landmarks and quality food in northern Manhattan.

Alexander Hamilton