Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson’s historic barrier-breaking feat celebrated its 70th anniversary last week, but a pair of forgotten Black baseball players might have some right to Number 42’s historic claim. William Edward White and Moses Fleetwood Walker are credited as players who integrated the MLB many years before Robinson. Very little is known about White but what […]

The 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic Major League Baseball debut took place on April 15th with the entire league honoring the late second baseman’s contribution to the sport.   Becoming the first Black player to star in the MLB, Robinson endured taunts and threats, choosing a silent grace away from the field but aggressive […]

An opera about Negro Leagues slugger Josh Gibson will premiere in Pittsburgh in April 2017.

On Thursday, officials in Philadelphia passed a resolution that not only honors Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson's color barrier-breaking appearance in the city in 1947 but also serves as a formal apology. On April 15, the day that Robinson shattered the barrier, his widow will receive a formal apology for the mistreatment her husband faced, NBC Philadelphia reports.

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