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Fresh update on "jackie robinson" discussed on The Leadoff Spot
"He brought the Negro League baseball along with Jackie in the most dynamic way to Major league baseball. So we talked about and you and I were texting about this you'd mentioned to me. You know, Mays was better than Barry Bonds and Bond. You know, you can argue that maybe the greatest hitter ever and the way he impacted the game. Did Willie do the same thing? Just you talked about feeling his presence on the field that he changed the game the same way. I think Bonds did more than Willie did. Of course corresponds was the whole team and, you know bonds. If he you know, they walked him intentionally Welcome 200 times. I mean, you know stuff that they never did to Willie. Was a different game then, but Willie dominated the San Francisco Giants. The New York Giants. He was the guy he set the defense. He ran the clubhouse. He was the guy you had to get out. And then all of a sudden, McCovey showed up and said, paid a showed up and he got a little bit of help for bonds. Bonds was the guy and he had a tent with him, but for bonds He faced different kind of pictures. Will he face the greatest nationally pitchers in the history of the National League during the sixties, and he got one every single day bonds. You can't say the same thing. But you take nothing away from bonds. If I was putting a team together, and I had a pig Willie or bonds in today's world, I couldn't even tell you who I'd pick. Yeah, It's tough to decide, especially in today's game. Absolutely. If I'm gonna be to have Willie out there an oracle parked Roman Roman triples alley well, and have him hidden happened hitting third and not having to deal with the wind that Candlestick that you couldn't hold him in the park. You know, Willie would hit 65 home runs and you know, without any cloud over Um, in this park. Holy cow. Haven't McCovey in this park into the columns, right? The cove. They have to make it into the you know, into the ocean. As says someone once said I hit it into the ocean Was Max Muncy, right? He said Get it. Go get it out of the ocean. Yeah, Come on. Imagine McCovey hitting in this place today. Holy cow. We talked about how you know all the numbers right? He was 6 60. I was talking to carry Crowley about it into Murph it and can be our and Had he not had to go serve military time in 1952 53. When he retired. He probably would have more home runs than Ruth, right? Oh, yeah, he would have because that was the you know, he lost 52 53 came back and won the m v p 54 Anyone the batting title the last day, which is a whole other story. I could tell you. But for Willie in those two years, you probably give him another 60 70 home runs easily at that time because he was still young kid. So learning the game the Army helped him. The army really did help him. He learned the basket catch in the army and the hat was two sizes too small. And when he would run the base is it would you know it would fall off his head, But he learned the basket catch in the army, and he did it because his arm could be raised more quickly for the throats. It wasn't to be, you know, dramatic or To be a showman. It was actually to get the ball off quicker. But in 1954, it was Don Mueller, Duke Snider and Willie vying for the batting title. And will. He ended up winning the batting title on the last day of this of the season, and Leo the Rocher came up and gave him $1500 on, Willie said. What's this far? You know, Leo said, I bet 2500 You'd win the batting title, and that's what happened on days like that. I mean, that story came out much later. But that was the last day of the season. Willie beat the other to after the batting title. How will he and Derosa's relationship to Russia is one of these. He's an interesting guy in the history of baseball, played with Baber is on the Yankees and then course manage the Dodgers and would have been the manager and 47 had he not been suspended because of an extramarital affair with the Hollywood Star. And then he's Willie Mays. Guy in the great story about you know, as long as I'm I'm, the New York Giants manager. You're my center. Fielder. How about his in his relationship with with Willie Mays, Leo and Willie? Well, he was like a father to Willie. And you know, my boy and all that kind of stuff in a nice way. Hey, took care of Willie all the time. The Rocher would do anything to win a game and he realized when he had Robinson in 1947. It's not that he was in favor of integration. Or he was gonna, you know, socially change the National League or Or America. But he saw a way to win games with Jackie Robinson and he told the guys in the movie and it's true, he said. You better watch out because Jackie is just the first because you better watch out for your job. So he took care, Jackie And he really took care. Jackie had Rachel and he didn't quite need as much hand holding so to speak. But will he did? And well, he was just a kid. You know, his dad was in Birmingham. And here's Willy in New York City in 1951, and he's playing stickball in Harlem with the kids. He's getting ice cream cones after the game. He was the say, Hey, kid, and Leo just let him play and Willie needed new suits. They took him for new suits. If Willie was on the Ed Sullivan show he was on the Ed Sullivan show. And Leo guided him and Willie still talks reverently about Leo Derosa. One more here for you, Just about our relationship with Willie Mays and 100 out, you know, he wasn't the first African American on the giant. She had money or even their kind of took him under his wing and Monte Irvin, one of the all time Great Negro League players and then into Major league baseball. And Willie was adamant that in 1951 that maybe he should have won the M V P. How about how about that relationship Willie in Monte Irvin? Was wonderful money. Urban should have been the first to break the color line, but he was in World War two, and when the World War ended, Marty said, he just wasn't ready to do it. Then he needed another year. And that's when Jackie was chosen to do it. Monty was older than Willy, but they say in his prime Monte Irvin was fabulous. Just fabulous. So will he always looked up to him? You know, the Monte Irvin story is interesting, because F A manly, of course, the only female in the baseball Hall of Fame and she was Co owner of the Newark Eagles with her husband, Abe, and she had Monte Irvin on the team and.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Here & Now
"Something happened in the eighties and the nineties. And i wanna know if you agree with me. Hear the stories of our heroes. Like jackie robinson got constricted or or simplified sometimes as a way to impart on children's sort of this unified depiction of who they were the nuances. That you speak of here are often not part of the narrative that we talk about from your view. How important are these stories to understand where we are now in really the man that was jackie robinson. A great question absolutely essential. It's the reason why i call. Jackie robinson jack. Because that's what rachel call him and that squad his friends and intimates called him. Jackie is really a creation of the media. The creation of the imagine popular imagination moment. It's only one segment of a remarkably complex human being. Who when you get to know him through. His letter is when you get to know him through his newspaper columns. He was a prolific writer. through his activism was incredibly complex man Very deep man very spiritual A person of faith but his own thinker an independent thinker and. It's one of the reasons that I agree with you is that we often do this. To our heroes. We liked to reduce american history to a simple progress narrative and we force everyone uncomfortably into that mold and sell their stories in such a way that we want to highlight that progress and we miss the messiness the complexity in their lives the fact that the journey is incomplete. I love the fact that when john lewis passed last summer in his final letter to the american people he talked about freedom is a constant struggle and our contemporary moment. We look at athletes like lebron james and kyrie irving who are using their platform on an especially the women in the wnba using their platform to highlight racial injustice. I go back to jack in his his struggles on as the first african american to integrate baseball In the major leagues in in the twenty th century and the fact that we en- telling that story in a particular way lose that longitudinal engagement of what it meant to resist incredible pressure that these athletes face and the incredible power they had to use their platforms for good long before there was colin kaepernick. There was jack. We don't wanna lose that element of that story as well. It's an important part of who he was and it helps to connect again. You know where we are today with this very rich important history that documents the struggle for african american equality in the united states. You who williams. Thank you so much for this conversation. And i'm going to remember jack.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Six dusting from columbus georgia. I tell you guys and everybody out there listening right now not see whole trap. Here's the honesty and the whole draft. The guy says toasting drew brees accurate. The only had about four bad quarters always senior. Seizes does not nestle boiling. But i'm not taking him in. The first round is accurate. But i can see him being with the saints though as well. You know you get them in the second round third round. And you'll put them as a project behind a big strong quarterback six three to forty make all the throws i mean. Hey you know we get value. You know you can take a shot. Love him love him. Great story barely started in high school named after kyle field because his parents went to texas a and m. spin it line three marty from los angeles. I just want to know when you guys being josh rosen and get another shot man. I don't know man. He's in san francisco right now. They're the draft a quarterback man. I feel so bad for this kid. Man he didn't play bad his first year in arizona. And i feel like he's been bounced around man this he got going all over the place. He's still got. You came forward. Joe miller sir you just gotta pick an address. You know how it is when they when they get you get on their bad side and they have an a narrative mcnair narrative and that's the way they think about you follows. You does. Does he get a super bowl ring because he was on the practice squad for a while. And i don't think as the post office doesn't have enough from fifteen been happening spin the wheel. I'm gonna very smartly. Stay away from line five. Let's go line four. Joe hooper florida. I just wanna say thank you again to the atlanta hawks back in twenty eighteen for allowing us to acquire their pick and the next golden child and luca luca magic strikes again. Not only did he blocked jaw. Rumor moran a couple of seconds before but then pulled off. Another one of his daggers. That solely won the game forests. He's amazing he he gonna. Lot more daggers. If you wanna get out that hate it seven spot. The him and mark cuban is talking about. That's what i was about to say. Wait a minute though. You gotta finish the deal. Seven plays one. Here we go. Try one more and we'll get out of here. Okay one fourteen one third into the mavs last night. all right. it's gonna stop on three or not wait. Went into show that enough oldest smooth zubin. We got it nuts. We almost had it killing me. You're killing.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"The league's modern color barrier and this year will be the seventy four th anniversary of robinson's debut with the brooklyn dodgers. As far as i know this july fifth will not be marked by a similar kind of special celebration by major league baseball. july fifth. Two thousand twenty one will be the seventy four. Th anniversary of larry doby first game with the cleveland. Indians dobie was the second african american player after robinson to break the modern color barrier and he was the first in the american league. Historian is very different from robinson's though it's just as inspiring and infuriating luke appling tells that story and a bunch more in his new book. Our team the epic story a four men and the world series. That changed baseball luke. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me jackie. Robinson signed with the dodgers. October forty-five he didn't play the whole minor league season before his big league. Debut in brooklyn larry doby. He's playing in the negro leagues for the newark eagles on july fourth nineteen forty seven. He his major league debut for the indians the very next day. That's really remarkable. So how did that happen. Yeah so bill back. Who was the owner of the cleveland indians. He bought the team in one thousand. Nine forty six had plans to integrate. The indians pretty much off the bat vac head tried to buy the philadelphia phillies in nineteen. Forty two whenever he was a minor league owner and he really wanted to integrate that team as well so he has integration in his mind. He waits until. Jackie robinson breaks the major league baseball color line april of nineteen forty seven. And then he sort of decided that he's going to take a much different tact than branch rickey took with Robinson as you mentioned robertson has basically an eighteen month. Build up for whenever the siamese is announced with the brooklyn dodgers to the time that he actually debut on the brooklyn dodgers. Vex fought that this sort of thing puts a put a little bit too much pressure on robinson that gave him of a lot of time to be under the spotlight to have to go through a bunch of things rather than just getting thrown into the the major league fire and even told told a reporter from the pittsburgh courier that one of these days the indian players are going to go onto the field and there will be a black player with him so he decides to take a completely different tact with. Larry doby wants to infuse the indians with talented nineteen forty seven. They had been sort of six place team the year before and so he starts scouring the negro leagues they come across. Larry doby who had just won the negro league world series championship with the newer eagles previous season. Doby tearing up the league in nineteen forty seven vic consults with a manly and decides to purchase. The contract of larry doby on july first dobie himself does not find out. He's signed by the indians until july. Second he plays another game with the newark. Eagles goes to a train station in newark new jersey and then is on an overnight trained to chicago the very next day it is a whirlwind for dolby. Look do you mind briefly telling us like the impact of losing players like dobie had on demand lives of the new york newark eagles. And broadly the negro leagues because this sort of like drip drip drip thing and then all of a sudden the floodgates opened right and they were they were putting a really weird position to as much as vac who was because historic has viewed historically as really noble progressive guy. Totally low balled. The eagles and fm manley the owner in terms of her price for for asking price. Larry doby because he knew that you know because he knew that she would know that she couldn't stand in the way of this progress even though it would hurt them financially. Yeah f- family is is a is a key figure in all of this with her husband abe manley. They owned the newark. Eagles purchased the team in nineteen. Thirty five brought them over to newark in nineteen thirty six. They've been trying to win. Negro league world series since then in nineteen forty-six. They had sort of a roster. That could finally do it. They had leon day amazing pitcher on that team. Then of course. Monte irvin larry doby the thing to keep in mind is that the newark eagles had already lost don newcombe to the brooklyn dodgers before the nineteen forty-six season and branch rickey practiced a much different sort of tactic than ricky thought that the negro leagues were kind of a racket. And he's words. He thought that this sort of contracts they signed were not standard that they were a little bit flimsy and he believed that after each season every negro league player basically became a free agent so he did not consult with the newark eagles in terms of signing don newcombe. Who was a young pitcher for them at that time and so manley was furious at this idea and she really thought that earlier owners needed to be compensated for finding developing the the players on their rosters with as you mentioned he did contact manly and offer to offer her some ca- compensation and it was low and manley talks about in her autobiography. How that that would have offered ten times that much for a player of dobie talent if he were white but she knew that if she tried to fight him or blocked toby sort of way into the majors it could start a firestorm of criticism both within both among players and also within the black press which at that time really wanted to see black players crossover into the major leagues and do well and as joel was saying it was devastating for the near newark. Eagles they drew a record number of fans in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. After the war they won the world series the next year the fan. The fan total was sort of slashed in half they were leading the negro leagues again in nineteen forty seven and manley said after dobie was signed. It was like the air got taken out of the tire. The players kind of didn't have the same sort of fire as they did before that That they kind of sense that things were maybe sort of crumbling in the morale went and by nineteen forty eight. The eagles were averaging a little more than thirty thousand fans a season so Fema manley end up unloading the team. The next the next season so the thing that comes through very clearly in the book luke is that you know this decision to just throw larry be into the fire. It was not very sensitive to dobie as a human being he gets to you know the clubhouse in cleveland. It doesn't seem like the players were really prepped. For this one player in particular the first basements sees them as a threat like he's gonna steal his job. The players vary like kind of ostentatiously refused to play catch with him on the field. Certain players don't shake hands with him. You know it's unimaginable..
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Padres were an expansion team in nineteen. Sixty-nine they played eight thousand two hundred six games before one of its pitchers threw a no hitter. Compare that to the montreal expos who also joined baseball in nineteen. Sixty-nine it took them nine games to throw a no hitter by bill. Stoneman on april seventeenth put another way. The expos franchise needed ten days to throw out hitter. The padres needed eighteen thousand nine hundred and ninety five days. So i think the taxonomy of quirky sports feats josh might fall into two categories. Pretty normal stuff. That hasn't happened for no good reason. Like the padres not having a no hitter and extraordinary stuff. That hasn't happened because it's really hard to do. Yeah it's kind of interesting to think about the kind of guy guardrails to put on this conversation because there is stuff dislike records like we could talk about you know when wall somebody top wilt chamberlain's hundred points or any number of things like that and then yeah like you said. There's just like weird stuff like this and there's for me it's kind of like sad. The padres threw a no hitter. Because it's i like the preservation of a trivia question or just like a weird dumb thing that doesn't really make any sense and really the only comparable thing that's left now in baseball and this one is just like about thirty percent dumber than the not having no hitter is that no marlin has ever hit for the cycle. That's the only franchise that does does not have a cycle. That's hitting single double triple and a home run for the same player in the same game and that's just like a little bit lammers all. I missed the padres. Never having thrown a no hitter. Another lose a franchise. It actually is pretty cool. At least to me. Because i have not. I'm trying to think of ever thought about the padres. Since tony gwynn retired when i was growing up in houston there was a family that live down the street from me joey and audrey and remember their last name but they were fans of the san diego padres for some reason. The only people. I've known him on tire life. Who padres fans. I've never thought of them since the eighties. They also the only family in our neighborhood had a pool but but they were padres fan. I was kind of cool for me to think about the padres again. Just because i've had not but yeah it is kinda sad that they've lost this of trivia right that something that made them distinctive. Besides they're losing. They're losing in the inconspicuous and you kind of wish that that kind of stuck around. Because i mean no hitter really doesn't tell you anything about anything right like it's not i know steph and said that it's a big deal feels like history but i feel like you said how many times it's happened. Two hundred and sixty three sixty three right in more than you think right. Yeah right it's a couple of few times a season at least it ceases to be an impressive accomplishment when somebody who's stoneman is that the guy your business if you would give you a pat on the back. They're not doing it every day. I'm happy to have to no hitter. It's like writing a ten second run sub ten second one hundred yet. It's very impressive. Not a lot of people have done it but it happens enough that it's not quite that big of a deal anymore so i asked on twitter now that the padres if there are no hitter what are their meaning feet across all sports that have never been done and a couple of the responses were just like certain teams not having achieved anything like cleave. The cleveland browns never playing in super bowl. The seattle mariners never making it to the world series. Detroit lions never appearing in a super bowl. There are some college football things joel arizona. I didn't actually notice era zone. The only pac twelve school never to go to the rose bowl. That's kind of embarrassing. Come on arizona. Dick tomey desert swarm era. Wildcats hadn't done it. They were really talented in the nineties so they had some some dudes ben mathis lilley of of course noted that michigan has not played in the big ten title game. That has been around for very long. Though no met has ever won the mvp award a that was surprising right. The one that i thought was the best. Actually it's not quite the same as the padres hitter. But i still think that it's in the sweet spot where we're talking to adam hirsh noted there's never been a perfect sweep of the nba playoffs and the warriors actually came really close in two thousand seventeen. They won their first. Fifteen games before Lebron heroically won a single game for the cavs and that finals and the the warriors ended up sixteen and one. Do you feel like stephan. Is that the kind of feet we're looking for. No perfect sweep sweep of nba player. I mean the difference. I think is that no hitters pretty prominent. I mean you'd have to sort of scrape your brain to come up with the sort of manufactured anomaly. The perfect sweep. I think came into the sort of consciousness back in nineteen ninety-three the same year. The dave righetti through hitter when moses malone of the sixers said that the team's goal was fo fo. They were going to win. Four games in all three of the series and go perfect twelve no. They ended up losing one game like the warriors did but that does feel a little more manufactured. But i do. I do like that. As a weird statistical thing because it shows some level of greatness the way that a pitcher having an amazing day throwing a no hitter shows some level of greatness. I mean does it fall into the same category as a perfect season in the nfl. The the patriots almost got two thousand nine hundred. Thanks thank you new york giants and now it will have to be twenty two for perfect season. That feels more like these group. Achievements that we've attached some statistical significance to as opposed to something or superhuman like running for three hundred yards in an nfl. Game right or five home runs in a major league baseball game. A lot of these things were feet. That would be impressive but not necessarily things. You wanna watch. Do you really want to watch your team go through the playoffs. The nba playoffs undefeated. Sucks like i. I don't i wouldn't i don't i wouldn't enjoy that. I wanna see close games. I wanna see a team pushed. I don't wanna see anybody that dominant or you know the thing about a no hitter. Is that which you're actually a very boring game. I guess you get the tension. Get the tension of of of seeing somebody go through it but like it's a game without offense that essentially right and that list of things that hasn't happened so no. Nfl team has ever scored four points. That be cool to read about. But i was not wanna watch that so even better if it was a field goal and a one point safety. That is my dream for four time with the other team. Having to safety that would be that'd be your ultimate. That would be football all right. I'm going to run through some of these. Um we've ever aggregated them across some articles. Some reddit threads and you guys can just stop me if you have any any comment another kind of nba perfect thing. There was almost achieve. Was the boston. Celtics eighty five eighty six when forty and one at home so there's never been a perfect home season and then be but that seems quasi. Achievable rockets beat them into in at home in the finals. By the way they beat them in the garden that year just just for the record was basically the nba champions the cayman. That's true the twin towers. This is another one. I thought was interesting that it could be done. But i understand why it hasn't. Is that no pitcher in major league. History has ever gone through an entire season without losing a game and qualified for the title meaning like had enough innings pitched that it would you know they would qualify. Statistically that seems like it. Could maybe happen someday. Stephan 'cause like pitcher wins. Losses are sort of random and you can imagine somebody having like an awesome season and also getting lucky and just not being recorded with a law and sort of.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"I mean it's hard to sit here athletes money-making entities to say oh. Yeah i'm gonna pass up on that money especially after a year in which they lost a tremendous amount of revenue so whatever's happening now as a result of the government. We have. I was gonna say the last thing. I think we should addresses that. I think what we're seeing now is the distinction between what happens in arenas and stadiums and what's happening inside the leagues and teams themselves. And there's for me like the real disconnect now you've got you've still got By and large of course the number of covid positives in the number of illnesses among players in sports has been fairly low because of aggressive testing and care. But we're still seeing these cases like with the nationals. Who only played like five or six games so far this season compared to ten or eleven for other teams because they had games postponed and the vancouver canucks which is a full fledged outbreak. In what is now april of twenty twenty one inside a professional sports team. I'm so it's still raises the alarm bells that we still have problems not just societally but even managing sports and the nhl is like you know. We're going to postpone. We're gonna delay. The end of the regular season will start the playoffs later. It'll all be fine. But you've got a variant spreading in british columbia and issues with vaccination and canada that are sort of raising a new the the questions of how smart it is to keep going for teams and leagues it. Just kind of close. I mentioned that we probably won't have many more covert conversations about this. Because i think we're pretty much through this. I i saw in the frozen four this weekend. Umass won the championship. But they played the semi-finals about their goalie lindbergh because he was isolated because he'd been exposed to code and that's probably one of the last time. We're going to see outcomes in games affected by kobe. So i'm just. I think that like at this point really what you think the last time. We're going to see outcomes of games affected by covert. I mean they're still canceling just worked out and getting people are getting vecsey vaccinated and you know i. I think we're gonna be leaning into the kim mulkey. Ethos going forward is opposed anything else. And i'm curious why the nhl hasn't just taken vancouver out of circulation like they could just be like you know what we're done with you like that. Would that would be the very kind of unsympathetic burden i mean. I guess you could look at it either way like there is a sort of like a denial in saying like. Oh yeah we'll finish the regular season. We'll delay the playoffs. They're going to. It's not even just that they're like vancouver's gonna play all of their games all of the games that they've missed they're going to make them up and so i don't know whether it would be better or worse for them to just be like vancouver. You guys just like get healthy. Get better and we'll disliked. Play the rest of the season without you or to just delay delay delay. I guess just like cross your fingers that everything's gonna be okay and you'll be able to quote on quote. Finish the season as normal but josh the integrity of the results of scotia north division are at stake here. Because you wouldn't want to have an unequal number of games compared to the mass mutual east division or the discover central division or honda west of division stephan has learned that the nhl is sponsoring its divisions. This perhaps can be a discussion.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Know. Our fears are overblown. But it's hard to think that. I mean you know people still being hospitalized. They're still spikes and places around the country. People are still dying of covid around the country. So i mean we're basically still having the same fight we've been having in the past year. Except now franson is have more discretion as to whether or not they want to fill out their stadiums. And you know i mean. I'm sure that jerry jones if he was given the chance you know today if i if there was a way that he could host an event there at cowboy stadium at full capacity. He probably would do it and he would be allowed to. And i think that's something we're going to have to get used to in the next couple of months and hopefully it doesn't drag us too far back into the battle days of winter when you know the pandemic was at its worst but i kind of feel like the argument over this is over right steph. I think arguments definitely over. And i think it's going to be one of just personal preference. Are you willing to go. Sit on a lawn and tony. Upper northwest dc. Where people are going to wear their face masks. Or are you willing to be a patron sprinting toward the award ceremony at augusta which was like the weirdest one of the really weirdest images i saw in the last week. Overhead shot after the decky. Matsuyama wins the masters. The fan sort of rush toward the area where they're going to hand out the awards and let them put on the green jacket and it was just really odd. And i've become interested in the forensics of all this looking at the videos and seeing how many people are wearing masks or not. I looked at one picture from opening day in for the texas rangers. And i counted eighty three people in the image sixty seven of them. Were not wearing a mask eighty-one percent. So i don't know at this point. We're also going to face the reality that a lot of people are getting vaccinated and a lot of people in texas are getting vaccinated. So i think we're going to have to be less judgmental about crowds than we have been for the last year but i think that's that anxiety of watching big sporting events with lots of unmasked fans is still going to exist. So vouch has said in reference to a place like nationals park. Which at this point. I think is twelve percent capacity. That's right at the bottom of baseball. But i think the nationals and the red sox are twelve percent he said if you have an appropriate prudence spacing of people. The risk is very low. The said about the rangers critical of that. But that's i would not start off with one hundred percent capacity very political statement there from dr fauci. But you'll recall that last year in florida to santa's gave all of the team's permission have fo- capacity then and it was only due to like the forbearance of say the miami dolphins that we didn't have a full. Nfl stadium in twenty twenty. So i think you're right. Joel that people like jerry. Jones are obviously. What's what's going on with the rangers baseball team. That the kind of social stigma at least in certain places around allowing phantom at full capacity has has lessened good thing. We haven't seen this event earlier and one conversation that some of our colleagues. We're having today. That i think is really interesting is around is. They're just going to be a day. When people stop wearing masks is gonna happen really gradually are people going to start wearing. Doug tags that say i've been vaccinated so going to be an i'm with two doses of moderna t shirt you can wear our stadium's going to require people to have vaccine cards. I'm greg abbott would be happy about that in texas the yankees and the mets are apparently requiring full vaccination or a negative cova test. No i think that you know. I think anything is pretty much possible at this moment. Right now is we're still sort of moving towards would a post pandemic life looks like and you know. As as i mentioned people were still sort of dealing with this. I think the person that baby sort of best typified the national sports mood. You know people that are involved in sports with somebody else from texas baylor. Women's basketball kim mulkey After baylor was eliminated from the women's basketball tournament a couple of weeks ago. And i think she didn't receive a lot of heat for this because the new cycle sort of moved on and it was like a particularly crowded sports calendar but she actually argued against cova testing period. That you know that they should. They didn't she didn't want she didn't test anybody that made it to the women's final four. Because you didn't want to ruin the opportunity for somebody to play sports. And so i i'm torn as to whether or not. She didn't get any attention for that statement because of sexism. Because you know people. Just don't pay attention to women sports and it was easy to sort of overlook what she said or because it's not that controversial anymore. Maybe some people think the well you know what sort of pass this. It's not a big deal and people can essentially make the decisions about what risk factors the amount of risk that they want to take. Another factor. Joel is that that there's no sort of there hasn't been an overwhelming consensus. That outdoor gatherings have led to huge spikes in covid positives. I mean there has been. There was a recent story about new research. That was done last month. That there wasn't a link between nfl games. That had a lot of fans last fall and an increase in infections in the areas around stadiums so there is some evidence that the nfl counters that there was no evidence of a causal link. There could just be correlation between the fact that places that were inclined to have. Nfl games with crowds. Shirley be places that are inclined have indoor gatherings or to have relaxed rules in all sorts of different ways consensus. I think the well there could have been a spike related to other things as well. But i think the general consensus is that indoor events are much more dangerous and in terms of there being the likelihood of the possibility of a superspreader moment and so again i feel like the of teams that seems like in baseball in particular are thinking about this in a responsible way or in the right way and her following lake fao cheese advice and it's very easy to fixate on the texas rangers and we should be fixing on them because what they're doing is as pretty appalling but i don't think that every sports entity and organization is being irresponsible or even doing anything that other kind of large organizations are doing no. I don't think so either josh and yeah. Baseball's got the lowest risk factor because it's outdoors but even according to cdc guidelines baseball ticks high risk for a lot of other things. People not wearing masks when they're sitting in one place for an extended period of time outside inability to enforce restrictions on social distancing there are no restrictions on things like yelling and chanting and singing Game and so people don't have anything or yellow so yeah mean the. The sports are managing these things. Well but that doesn't mean that this is flawless. It's really incumbent. Upon sports teams owners players unions to be in charge of this. Like this is supposed to be a top down sort of thing. Our government said the ones that is supposed to protect us. Some sort of lay down with the ground rules are. That's what contra costa county dead right. yeah right. i mean that's the reason why stanford women's basketball team spent most of the you're on the road because there were rules against gathering Particularly inside if the government is going to allow it..
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Twenty one on this week shell. We're going to talk about the texas rangers. Opening their stadium capacity vancouver canucks having more than twenty positive covid cases in other scenes from the sports world pandemic purgatory will also discuss what sports achievements remain on done. Now that the san diego padres thrown their first no hitter and luke epstein will be here for a conversation about his book our team on the nineteen forty eight cleveland indians and the lesser known story of the second black player in the major leagues. Larry doby. i'm in washington dc. I'm the author of the queen and the host of slow-burn season four on david duke. Also in dc. I think i got it right this week. Stephan fats author of the book. Word freak a few seconds of panic. I just live in fear getting your location wrong. Stephan you toward the paint off the walls. Last week i did. I mean it was pretty obvious where i was or where i wasn't. I mean you know what my background looks like here in dc. Is there a broncos helmet. Yes okay. I think we're good. Yeah i think you are in dc and with us from the west coast. The reliable joel anderson slate staff writer host of slow burn season three upcoming season sex. Hello joel yoga more. Do doing well. have you. Thought about putting a petit helmet. I don't have any of a lot of. Do you have any stuff yeah. Do you have a helmet. I know. I don't think people were getting helmets. Back in the ninety s. Like that i have like a little bit of warm up gear and my old cleats which i think. I'm pretty sure i stole. I don't think i was allowed to take those. But i took them anyway. That shouldn't case them in lucite. Maybe more maybe to the tcu sports hall of fame. Yea share that. They could use a door jam or something like that way no jersey. You know. I wasn't good. I shared i- i- suited up only a couple of times for home games. You know what. I think my name was on the back of it. I couldn't even tell you. But i definitely handed it back in after the game got it washed and i didn't get to keep so. Are you one of those college. Football players ties to share a number with another player on the roster. Because there's like two hundred guys on the sidelines. I had three numbers two years. I came in twenty five. When i suited up for game i was thirty. Four and then my the next year i was seventeen. For some reason. I just was leftover clearly Which actually would have been a cool number for ryan back but yeah i mean i. I didn't register any stats or anything like that. So pretty sure they were just like whatever kid. Just take whatever number. We got seventeen stephanie. You gotta love that running back. Yeah absolutely yeah. That's good yeah. Major league baseball opened. Its regular season on april first. The washington nationals didn't open their regular season until april sixth because almost a dozen players either tested positive for the corona virus or may have been exposed to it on the other side of the continent. The nhl's vancouver. Canucks are in the midst of a two week. Cova hiatus as at least twenty-six people in the organization including twenty two players have tested positive all apparently for the brazilian corona virus variant. Meanwhile baseball is welcoming. Fans back into stadiums and the nhl and nba are two nfl. Commissioner roger goodell told reporters that he expects full stadiums come fall and fans in khaki shorts and pastel shirts. Where crowded together at the masters over the weekend. Josh sports remain in very weird. And it still feels a very tenuous place though. I guess you know when you're your lizard brain kicks in it's like wow. It's cool. Their fans in stadiums cheering baseball games. It's patrons at the master's stephens fans. Oh my god Are we going to be cancelled. Now by the regrettable move by so over the weekend. I went to see some outdoor music on like public kind of lawn thing not that far from where you live stephan. It felt really nice and people were distanced and most people were wearing masks. And i felt pretty good and reasonably safe. I've had one vaccine at this point. And so i think that the baseball stadiums for example that are open at like twenty percent capacity or twenty five percent capacity which is the vast majority of them. I don't personally have any problem with that. And i think in this purgatory moment that we're in. It's just this like constant internal push and paul about like a really want to be out and doing things and going places. And it's an understandable human emotion and impulse which i have felt and i have acted upon and so i don't think i mean you guys are welcome to say super ever you want but i don't think i can sit here and be like how dare they go to the masters or how dare they go to the games but there are these sort of about liars like what's happening in texas the texas rangers stadium where i just saw the video of the opening day crowd on twitter and it was just like so revolting and horrifying to see a full baseball stadium in this moment and so it is just interesting. Where when you see a of smaller crowd dollar. At least when i see kind of a smaller crowd i'm like oh that's nice. It's like vision of the future. Muzio larger. This is the dumbest thing i've ever seen in my life and like i can't imagine ever being in like a crowded space like that ever again in my life. Yeah i mean. I think that we're pretty much sort of through the looking glass. This thing right. I mean we've always sort of been building up to this moment and somebody was going to have to fill the stadiums. I if somebody was going to do it maybe they didn't have to do it but somebody was going to feel their stadium up first. And that's what it's going to look like and we're just going to have to deal with it. It was because there's going to be in texas a florida right like one of the to the right because the marlins and the raise aren't gonna fill their stadium under any circumstances right exactly like if they welcomed everybody in with free tickets stood. They still probably couldn't sell it out but yeah so inevitably this was going to happen. This is going to be the same we have. It's just going to be a test of will find out soon enough whether or not. They hosted a superspreader event there in arlington texas. We'll find out soon enough if.
Major League Baseball to hold first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2
"Garak joins Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente as players who are honored throughout the league I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth June second marks the ninety sixth anniversary of when Gehrig started at first base for the New York Yankees in place of Wally pipp starting his record streak of consecutive games played June second was also the day in nineteen forty one Gary died at the age of thirty seven Amiot trophic lateral sclerosis or ALS I might have been given a bad grade but I've got an awful lot on June second each home team will have for a LS logo's in ballparks to mark Eric's number for money will be raised to fight ALS also called Lou Gehrig's disease I'm at Donahue
'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' could put Chadwick Boseman in select Oscar company
"If you wanna see what kind of talent we lost when we lost chadwick boseman watch ma rainey's black bottom which stars viola davis and chadwick. Boseman unbelievable movie came out today on netflix. And i guarantee you chadwick. Boseman will win. Best actor for this at the next oscars in april unbelievable chadwick boseman. What a what a terrible loss. And you'll you'll see what i'm talking about when you watch this movie. He is black panther all those great movies. This may be his best performance. So well it's going to have to be. It's gonna be spectacular to beat his performances. Jackie robinson in forty two. He he was so good he also plays james brown and get on up yup. But he's so. Good as jackie robinson that you think. You're watching jackie robinson. They actually did a jackie. Robinson story chadwick. Boseman played himself. Shabby boseman's better. Yeah that is. Yeah so check that out my range black bottom and
Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in 'Ma Rainey'
"The enter chadwick. Boseman died of cancer in august at the age of forty three not long after he finished shooting the movie mall. Rainey's black bottom now streaming on netflix. The movie stars viola. Davis is the famous blue singer mall rainy and was adapted from august. Wilson's play our film critic. Justin chang says that boseman's final screen performance ranks among his very best. One reason chadwick boseman was such. An extraordinary actor was his ability to command the screen without hogging the spotlight. His presence was so quietly magnetic that even when he played real life. Heroes like jackie robinson and thurgood marshall or fictional ones like king to challa in black panther. He still seemed like the most self effacing of movie stars but boseman could also go big like when he took on james brown in the musical bio-pic get on up and gave his most electrifying performance. Until now it's devastating. That ma rainey's black bottom is the last new. Boseman movie will ever see this. Excellent adaptation of august wilson's nineteen eighty to play from the director george c wolfe and the screenwriter ruben. Santiago hudson is both a precious parting gift and a punch in the gut even more than get on up. Boseman holds nothing back. He emptied himself out onscreen. He plays levy a gifted and ambitious trumpet player struggling to forge his way in a white man's world or this case a white man's recording studio where most of the movie takes place. It's a sweltering hot day in nineteen twenty seven chicago in the pioneering southern blues singer ma rainey played by a superb viola. Davis is planning to record some of her most popular songs. Mas name may be in the place title. But she isn't the main narrative focus here much of the story unfolds while the four musicians in her band are waiting for her to show up at the studio. During the rehearsal session cutler the guitar and trombone player played by colman. Domingo wants to stick with their usual arrangement for a particular song but levy wants to use a new edgier version that he composed. It doesn't take long for the arguments to start and the egos to emerge. How's your name in. So i just played a piece whatever they want them. Criticizing the people's music like you. I got talent. Oh man is we tagged. My dad had a note. I was gonna turn out like the name mccabe. I'm going to give me a bad and make some shots. I don't give them instead of my. I wrote and he say going to let me record when i get my band together. I just got last part of song. I got stopped or everybody gets out there. And other keeping the same idea from the beginning in everybody got a game plan for all his outward swagger boseman later lays bare. The anguish beneath levies self-assured grin in a spellbinding monologue about his southern childhood. He reveals the acts of violence that were committed against his family by a gang of white men he's witnessed unspeakable horrors and fought hard for his shot at success. And he's not about to let anyone stand in his way not even marini herself when she finally shows up at the studio via davis who won an oscar for her work. In another wilson. Adaptation fences is magnificent. Here in the kind of full throated diva showcase. She's rarely taken on becoming more rainy. Required quite the transformation davis wears a padded rubber suit and sports. A mouthful of gold teeth and her vocals are supplied by the singer. Maxine lewis but the performance never feels needlessly. Flashy and davis is best moments are the ones in which she shows us. Ma rainey's anxious calculating side when she stops the recording session because no one's brought her the bottle of coke she always insists on before singing. She isn't just causing a fuss. Exactly what she's worth and how much power she commands in a predominantly white male industry and she's determined to push yourself right up to that line without crossing it marines. Black bottom is one of ten plays in august. Wilson's epic pittsburgh cycle and the only one that isn't actually set in pittsburgh wilson's insights into the complexities of twentieth century. African american experience cemented his reputation as one of this country's greatest dramatists. The filmmakers haven't opened up the material in the manner of so many stage to screen adaptations if anything they've ruthlessly tightened the play and paired it down to essentials wolf directs at a furious clip. The sets are spare even drab which has the effect of your concentration on the performances and while boseman and davis are the stars of the show. Every actor gets a chance to shine including michael potts as the bass player. Slow drag and glenn termine reprising his role as the pianist toledo from twenty sixteen revival at the heart of the play is the bond between levy a fictional creation and rainy. A real life figure. The two are antagonistic by nature levy keeps trying to put his own stamp on mas music and he makes the mistake of trying to seduce. Her young girlfriend played by taylor. Page but levy and ma are also kindred spirits. They're both trying to make authentic commercially viable art with an assistant bent on exploiting their talents but levy doesn't have martinis experience or her knack for self preservation and the weight of his past trauma ultimately proves too much to overcome the climax is hunting beyond words were seeing a man peering into an abyss played by an actor who knew his own life was slipping away chadwick. Boseman last moments on the screen are among his darkest and also is
MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league
"It means stats and records of thirty four hundred black players will count in the major leagues the Negro league started to dissolve a year after Jackie Robinson became MLB's first black player with the Brooklyn Dodgers in nineteen forty seven the late Buck o'neil played for the Kansas city monarchs he told the AP in two thousand five about Negro league exhibition games with Major League white players and the extra motivation we stress that single and a double man that double into a triple we stole home now o'neill and other players are considered major leaguers we dad in Europe fighting prejudice aha will walk to and we come back home and we segregated it wouldn't pass the Negro leagues were founded one hundred years ago I'm a Donahue
MLB officially recognizes Negro League as "major league" after 100 years
"Major league Baseball is reclassifying the Negro Leagues as a major league. It means the stats and records of 3400 black players will now be part of MLB history. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Charley Pride, a country music Black superstar, dies at 86
"Musician Charlie pride has died in Dallas of complications from covert nineteen he was eighty six I marches are a letter with a look at his career Charlie pride is an American success story he was a sharecropper's son who plan to get out of the cotton fields by playing baseball because he saw Jackie Robinson do it pride was good enough for the major leagues but he got injured he took up country music and had more than thirty number one country hits pride said back in nineteen ninety three he did not see why the fact that he was black should matter when I first thought I was colored city I went from color Negro to black and now Matt Rosso all these kind of things is what is ingrained in our cyber so caller hung up
Seattle M's Lewis named top AL rookie in unanimous vote
"Today rookies of the year. Yes they did today. And i'm wearing my hat in honor of the jackie robinson rookie of the year award. Nice nice so i wanna. I wanna start with this. I could not be happier. That lewis unanimous american league rookie of the year. Yeah i am honestly a little bit surprised that it was unanimous. Just because they're like. We said luis robert with the white sox very good great year. Yeah sure i come. I'm infatuated with carl lewis. I'm just like man crushing over here. I cannot express the love. For what he brings to the seattle mariners. It exactly. I'm so happy that he is recognized for it too
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Black History in Two Minutes
"On April Fifteenth Nineteen forty seven when Jackie, , Robinson, , walked onto the field for the Brooklyn dodgers he broke Major League Baseball's color line forever changing the sport. . And Race. . Relations in America. . Jackie Robinson was an extraordinary athlete lettering in four Varsity sports at UCLA. . Doing more to, , he was drafted into the army who was court martialled after refusing to move to the back of a segregated military bus Robinson fought his case he was acquitted then honorably discharged. . So. . He always had a sense of fairness always had a sense of racial justice and social justice. . Nineteen forty-five because the major leagues remained segregated Robinson joined the Negro Leagues and played for the Kansas City monarchs. . Meanwhile, , sports writers from African American newspapers were pressuring the major leagues to integrate. . Branch Rickey. . General Manager of the Brooklyn. . Dodgers decided he'd act and began a search for the perfect prospect. . Robinson's college education and his ability to endure the racists attacks that inevitably would ensue convince Rickie. . It was Robinson who was the ideal candidate to become the first African American. . Major. . League player. . Ricky sign. . Robinson to the Brooklyn dodgers in nineteen forty seven. . Despite racist abuse from opposing teams and Taunting by the Crowds Robinson manage to focus on the game. . But the cost was high. . He suffered indignities because of a commitment not to fight back. . Gradually. . He build a fan base excelled on the field and then was named rookie of the year. . Even. . Naysayers couldn't deny his outstanding talent as he led the Brooklyn dodgers to their first and only World Series Championship. . When he retired Robinson turned his attention to the civil rights movement. . He's a frontline participant mending his prestige, , his presence to these causes for civil rights. . He supported protests in Alabama, , attended the march on Washington and was one of the NWEA CP's biggest fundraisers. . Yet Robinson Saul civil rights as more than a political movement. . He engages in business and entrepreneurial activities. . It speaks to his multifaceted approach new away with Jim Crow create opportunities five Americans. . By breaking the color line America's favorite pastime Jackie Robinson Open the door for integration far beyond the baseball field. .
Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball
"On April Fifteenth Nineteen forty seven when Jackie, Robinson, walked onto the field for the Brooklyn dodgers he broke Major League Baseball's color line forever changing the sport. And Race. Relations in America. Jackie Robinson was an extraordinary athlete lettering in four Varsity sports at UCLA. Doing more to, he was drafted into the army who was court martialled after refusing to move to the back of a segregated military bus Robinson fought his case he was acquitted then honorably discharged. So. He always had a sense of fairness always had a sense of racial justice and social justice. Nineteen forty-five because the major leagues remained segregated Robinson joined the Negro Leagues and played for the Kansas City monarchs. Meanwhile, sports writers from African American newspapers were pressuring the major leagues to integrate. Branch Rickey. General Manager of the Brooklyn. Dodgers decided he'd act and began a search for the perfect prospect. Robinson's college education and his ability to endure the racists attacks that inevitably would ensue convince Rickie. It was Robinson who was the ideal candidate to become the first African American. Major. League player. Ricky sign. Robinson to the Brooklyn dodgers in nineteen forty seven. Despite racist abuse from opposing teams and Taunting by the Crowds Robinson manage to focus on the game. But the cost was high. He suffered indignities because of a commitment not to fight back. Gradually. He build a fan base excelled on the field and then was named rookie of the year. Even. Naysayers couldn't deny his outstanding talent as he led the Brooklyn dodgers to their first and only World Series Championship. When he retired Robinson turned his attention to the civil rights movement. He's a frontline participant mending his prestige, his presence to these causes for civil rights. He supported protests in Alabama, attended the march on Washington and was one of the NWEA CP's biggest fundraisers. Yet Robinson Saul civil rights as more than a political movement. He engages in business and entrepreneurial activities. It speaks to his multifaceted approach new away with Jim Crow create opportunities five Americans. By breaking the color line America's favorite pastime Jackie Robinson Open the door for integration far beyond the baseball field.
Interview with Calvin Baker
"Talk A lot about Colin. Kaepernick who of course has become far more than an athlete and more than any athlete of his generation has become super politicizing talk about how sports is a narrative of nationhood and definitely think that you could write eight the story of modern America on his last Assi What What do you? What do you? What are you? What are you thinking about? Colin Kaepernick. I think he's great. I think the truth almost didn't come to light. They. They suppress it for so long and so long and so long I think that it is. Emblematic of what's going on the country as a whole where you have this man and expressing is. Liberal belief. and. Becomes a lightly We tell ourselves we're in the twenty th century were everything is so diverse, and then you see what a lightning rod that becomes for. White. Anger. Someone expressing pride who is but also like. You can't kill black. That's radical athlete baboots how that's That's where we really are that. You can't say. Retaliates tally is wrong. Those are the hard enforces of racism, which I which I can chew colonialism in larger forces and patterns. How advanced how might and can the society be if you if it's if it's controversial as it was in that moment? Thankfully it's I think. As this moves forward. He's becoming raise established himself as one of a line of. Athletic spokespersons yet if you go back on tradition begins. Muhammad Ali's or the world and the Jim Brown's the world who's as like Oh as black versus one of the few people who is allowed any sort of visible Jackie Robinson in different. S. And that's end. And then he became corporate. Right. But the happiest people's right night. I talked about Jim Brown on the NFL who made the decision to leave NFL. After A manhood battle with art modell whose the owner Cleveland browns and direct line and one of the things on everything. We think we're saying there's historical precedent for it and the function and the horses ourselves. Insane. And so right. You look at that the and you look at what's happening feeling I'm not the first person. Say This I long chop wanted to contextualized story. And also like yeah. Camp is doing civil rights work. In the resistance that he faces shows you how much of this country is still against the most basic expression of civil rights what do you? What do you make of? The NFL along with the NBA? WNBA. Others. The institutions of sport have seemed to have come around to say you know we're going to embrace black lives matter. We're going to plastered all over the field or the court wear whatever you want. Neil. However, you want like you know we're fully supportive of the movement and yet gaps still doesn't have a job. So he still sacrificed his dream. Surely, it was his childhood dream that he achieved And then had that taken away chose to go after something bigger, and now that the the sports world, the NFL in particular has come around to his side of things. He is still left out which for so many of us for you to. ADDS a hypocritical sheen to all of it. I mean, I don't know I can't fully embrace what the NFL is doing until he is welcome back into the fold in a serious way. I mean, one of the. made the final cut I. Don't remember off the top of my head but wasn't Michael Vick can chilidog and still have A. Job in Colin Kaepernick, can't say. Shoot people. And not have a job. That's what I think. First of all the NFL. Lost me just I mean. There are a lot like their lot of sports. I. Love. I. Love Sports is you know and but there's always another sport and league baseball loss during steroids. Haven't been back. Haven't really looked back. I might watch catch on the corner of my eye, the barbershop every once in a while. The NFL. Because they are so far on what you say what you think the man like Avenue you know Muhammad, Ali's spent. Eighteen months in jail for Kosovo Vietnam War. I don't remember how much. Much of the baby actually did. Athletic careers. sports and they end when you're still a young individual with a lot of life ahead and as you read it as Jim Brown realize can't stop. By many miles at. And right the dream of NFL would it looks like it might be over I hope that it's eventually someone will give him a shot maybe but. And will air. We'll find the next stream. Nets like life purpose. That's always the challenge of being an athlete. It happened to him in a prematurely it's not fair but he's shown himself to be larger than that lead
Chadwick Boseman buried near South Carolina hometown
"Boseman was buried near his South Carolina hometown six days after he died at his home in Los Angeles that from a death certificate obtained today by the AP. The Black Panther's star was laid to rest September 3rd at Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, South Carolina. That's about 11 miles from Bozeman's home town of Anderson. They held a public memorial for Bozeman. A day later in Anderson, Very few outside of his family knew that Bozeman was fighting colon cancer. He played Black Panther in four Marvel movies. He started the Jackie Robinson biopic 42. He also portrayed James Brown and Thurgood Marshall in films. Chadwick Boseman was 43.
Civil Rights Activist, Patricia Stephens Due
"Hello from Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is encyclopedia will Manica. All month we're talking about activists. Women who stood up against injustice and four a better world. Today we're talking about an American civil rights activist whose work began as a student and extended throughout her life and beyond. She was one of the leaders of the sit in and Jalen movements continuing to fight for a more just society even when faced with serious harm. According to The New York Times her FBI file was over four hundred pages long. Let's talk about Patricia Stevens do. Patricia Gloria Stevens was born on December ninth nineteen, thirty, nine fifteen months after her sister Priscilla who would go on to be partner in many organizing efforts. Patricia was the second of three kids born to Lottie Mae Powell Stevens, and Horace Walter Stevens. The Stevens family lived in Belgrade Florida for most Patricia Youth. By the time she was thirteen years old Patricia was very aware of the discrimination she faced for being black and was ready to protest. She and her sister refused to go to the designated colored window at their local dairy queen. Instead, they stood in line for the window marked whites only. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, seven Patricia started school at Florida Am University. Two years later in Nineteen fifty-nine Patricia and Priscila attended a workshop put on by the Congress of racial equality or core on nonviolent civil disobedience. Patricia then started a local chapter of the organization in order to continue the work, she tried to tackle it just thirteen years old integration. The following year on February. Twentieth Nineteen Sixty Patricia, her sister, and some other students sat down at a whites only lunch counter at a Woolworth Tallahassee and refused to get up until they were served. Nineteen days earlier, four guys sat down at a similar lunch counter in Greensboro North Carolina officially kicking off. Since movement across the South Patricia and ten of her peers were arrested rather than paying three hundred dollar Fine Patricia and. Out Forty nine days in jail. Their determination to serve their time as a statement became a norm when others were arrested and charged on fairly. Patricia leadership and courage caught the attention of people around the country support of the cause including Jackie Robinson Eleanor Roosevelt Harry Belafonte, and James. Baldwin. Dr Martin. Luther King. Junior. Sent the sisters telegram that said. Going to jail for a righteous cause as a badge of honor and a symbol of dignity. After she was finally released, Patricia continued the fight to change her city and country. One of her fellow activists was a man named John D do junior. He was law school at Florida Am University. The two got married in nineteen, sixty three and would go on to have three children together for their honeymoon Patricia and John went to the march on Washington and heard Dr King's I have a dream speech. The following year in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, Patricia took on a new role in corps. She served as field secretary for a voter education and Registration Project in North Florida under her leadership. program. More. Voters than any other regional program in the south. Patricia also worked to improve the lives of workers, the poor and other underserved populations in the US. But her activism took a physical toll on her. After being hit in the face by a can of tear gas, Patricia is were injured and she was forced to wear dark glasses for the rest of her life in nineteen sixty, seven, ten years after she enrolled. Patricia graduated from Florida Am. University it took her all of a decade to get her degree because she spent periods of time traveling around the US to rally energy behind the civil rights movement. She was also suspended multiple times by the
'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43
"Boseman died this week, the Black Panther's star losing a health battle, he kept secret tributes pouring in from around the world mourning the loss of a man who inspired so many ABC is TJ Holmes looks at his life and legacy. We'll go as the iconic Black Panther Chadwick Boseman became an inspiration for millions and that King of all people I am King of Wakanda, first black superhero to star in his own movie, Wise, important, Teo, that there's a movie like this represents black here house it supported because I didn't I didn't have this. Growing up. I just know what it's going to mean. See you. When you see it there, it could give you a certain type of confidence. We walked to the world. His death at the age of 43 from colon cancer is shocked the world. He received the diagnosis four years ago and kept his battle private. The loss felt by Children everywhere, a much needed superhero now gone. Those kids remembering the man that made a dream a reality have someone who is African American via lead in a movie. He was someone that looked played us. His secret struggle even kept from his closest co workers, like his Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler, saying after his family released their statement. I realized that he was living with his illness the entire time I knew him. But while he was suffering, he was still bringing joy to countless others inspiring graduates at his alma mater, Howard University. I don't know what your future is. But if you're willing to take the heart away The more complicated one, the one with more failures. At first, that success is the one that has ultimately proven to have more meeting well victory. More glory. You will not regret it. Visiting Children with cancer at ST Jude's, from Jackie Robinson to James Brown. Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall here were promised. Equal protection. Under the law, Bozeman became a Hollywood star portraying icons, and now he'll be remembered by so many for his remarkable work and
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"One other guy that totally fits that bill with Ali Carlos at Smith of course, is the man who broke the color barrier in baseball legendary Jackie, Robinson Jackie Robinson Day normally on April fifteenth. But in fact, it was how late last week August twenty eighth, which actually held some real significance that's been branch. Rickey said you're going to be the face of this. And that's what the march on Washington took place in nineteen sixty, three with Dr, King Two. Hundred fifty thousand people there among them, Jackie Robinson and it is a pleasure to have his daughter Sharon join us this morning on the Shell Pennzoil, performance line and Sharon when I knew you were going to be coming on the first thing I thought to myself was. Your dad fought everything alone and I know you have been talking about extrapolating what his thoughts may have been after all he retired after the nineteen fifty-six season you said he would have been proud of black lives matter. But the idea that he thought this alone in the nineteen forties and on, and now you're seeing teams, leagues, White, people, black, people multitudes of people standing up and doing what's right when he had to do it all by himself. If he was here to see that to see the way, it has enhanced itself. What do you think your father would say? He would be very, he would be proud. If. The movement has grown and the conditions. Have become more complicated. So I yeah, he would be he would be proud I Was I was saying that he was he would be proud of the athletes were standing up because back when his day he used to try to get the current athletes to join him in the south when he was going. On protests, not protest marches they're going for the registration drives going on marches with Dr Shane was able to get current athletes so he would have been proud that these athletes are lifting your voice. For the voiceless listener voice because they're also very much affected by what's going on how you doing. Shannon I want to say hi to yelling get nice you're doing good I'm assuming. Now locate. Very up and down week so I'm. So glad with started a new week. No that's very true. I want to ask you what was your reaction to Chadwick Bulls men's passing knowing that he played the major role of your dad in forty two You. Know I was I still feel I just feel sick I mean I was devastated my family was and yet again, talking about being proud of somebody I had lost contact with him. The last couple of years usually we we texted each other and. I wasn't here from him and he and I I was giving thinking. He was just really hard. So I was devastated by the loss but so proud of his. Body of work on amazing starting with the work you do with my Dad, my dad's story but. Every PC did was amazing and showed his breath as an actor and an activist. Sharon I got a chance to watch his commencement speech at Howard. Did You So, powerful well. And we talk about empowerment in. Now you seeing all these athletes and you see the narrative surrounding them where people say stay out of politics how do you feel that athletes are activating their platform for the awareness of what's happening in our nation? Politically You. Know I'm on. They needed to you know when we suppress. Passionate, guys. And committed guys and women, and when you suppress them suppresses everything even their performance you know on the yield or in the courts and whatever So you know last year I was on a bookstore. And I was talking about my book was about nineteen, sixty three and and my own coming of age round races thirteen year old. and I went to school. In California in the community, which was an apple community and the majority of the kids their students. Their parents worked for apple and they were mostly Brown to people around kids. So they were on the floor and Jim and one the one of the last questions was, how do I feel about? This is when before the whole leaks were were were being actually this How do you feel about athletes that you know stand up? And I was like you somebody has to speak for us and I'm so proud that in the boys and girls they beat on the floor they realized. Clapping and cheering you know. So you know when the athletes stand up. They do it for so many people that don't have that that kind of book of voice. Sharing with all the unjust and everything is going on the athletes obviously standing up what would you like to see come out of everything out of this right now? That the important part, you know standing up, and then where do we go from here? What is the action? So I know right now some of the League's. Worth non voter registration voter both voting staying voting polls I, mean all of that is important because that's all part of missing your voice. Is Voting on your local elections voting in your. national. Elections. So I'm very happy about that, and also now I've I've done a number of zoom meetings with some other teams. Within baseball and they're looking at their, you know their employees are demanding equal justice, right? It was in their. Businesses. And it's so encouraging to me when I hear. Companies, you know really progressive companies that are Making sure there's a movement up pattern for all. For African for? Women people of Color. Latinos so I WANNA see. That we were looking inward at our own businesses. In our own lives and our family and say, okay, what is our role in this? What could we do differently and I? Think it's gotTa start you know at home. and. Then find forward. So there's a lot of work to be done. We should not be discouraged. We just keep on working. To Freedom and justice in this country. It's so well said, your father started it in the nineteen forties when he made history and we're seeing history every single day here in twenty twenty and it's amazing. What one person can do an amazing how many people can take that message and move it forward Sharon your father was a legend and it's always great to speak to you and always great to reflect just after Jackie Robinson thank you for joining us. Thank you so much for having me. All right. Thank you. Thank you..
Chadwick Boseman to be honored by AMC Theaters with re-release of Jackie Robinson biopic '42'
"Theatre is going to pay. A tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman, The Hollywood reporter reports that the company plans to re release the film 42 at hundreds of sites this weekend, Bozeman played the role of iconic baseball player Jackie Robinson in the film. Tickets will be available soon. Bozeman, also known for his leading role in Black Panther passed away last Friday at the age of 43. He'd been battling colon cancer for four years.
No One at Marvel Knew About Chadwick Boseman's Illness
"This week we're talking about the late Black Panther Star Chadwick Bozeman who died a few days ago at age forty three after a four year battle with colon cancer. Chevy Bozeman was. Jackie Robinson he was James Brown. He was Thurgood Marshall he was Challah. You was minore. And now he's no longer with us We're just now learning about his colon cancer diagnosis in two thousand sixteen the same year that Black Panther went into production, which means that like he never spoke publicly about it and also like you're just. I think a refrain over the weekend like all of our across all channels social media was just like you never know what someone's going through then. Dog this is like an extreme case of that because it's not just he never spoke about it. It was the fact that he will multiple rounds of cheap like he was. I don't know you've watched five bloods. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I'd like his. Spooky. So, Spooky. It's so spooky especially because those means character stormin norm is one of in Easy Company soldier of Fortune and the Vietnam War who Basically is the voice of reason from beyond the for all of this company base that like includes Isaiah with lock junior Delroy Lindo. etcetera etcetera etcetera. But anyway, he's just kind of like speaking from beyond the grave about how These people as black men are to conduct themselves. So that's just like very it's a lot to deal with like if you watch it again. Not, just as a spike Lee joint that came out during quarantine but like as a posthumous bozeman foam. Yeah and he walks to that movie with the Halo basically giving these these milestones about black pride and dignity and America and civil rights. And God is that there is no spookier performance. One could have either final performance before passing away age forty forty-three. Like totally undisclosed cancer
Chadwick Boseman tributes pour in
"Keep pouring in for actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday after a four year fight with colon cancer. Bozeman had kept his diagnosis and treatment private He was 43. He had a remarkable run of success in recent years, portraying black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown and then bringing to life Marvel's sharing tributes this weekend, former President Barack Obama and California Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate comma Harris in his final tweet Bozeman and have expressed his support for Harris. In the upcoming election.
United says it will drop widely scorned ticket-change fees
"Amid United a Airlines year of heartbreaking says it's dropping racial a controversial tension the black two hundred community dollar is fee hit on especially consumers hard who change by the death a ticket of another for travel icon within the United actor States Chadwick Boseman the airline also who says often starting played January celebrated customers black can fly heroes standby he for was free forty no matter three what kind his of death ticket comes they on bought top of the United's recent loss move of civil will put rights pressure icon on American John Lewis Airlines both and delta died of cancer to drop their Bozeman change fees Colin also two the congressman hundred dollars pancreatic on domestic travel and the the loss moves in come January as United a sports and other icon carriers are Kobe desperately Bryant trying thunder to lure guard people Chris back Paul to flying share your which is dropped sharply during the pandemic the special guy airlines are cutting flights and okay cutting everyone jobs took in a it bid hard to survive you know until air travel book covers I'm especially Julie Walker the black community not as one of our black superheroes well it's been used his platform to denounce the police killings of black people and signed on to a Hollywood for black lives pledge his portrayal of icons like Jackie Robinson Thurgood Marshall and even the fictitious to challenge Black Panther cements his legacy as an actor whose roles spoke of black pride I'm Julie Walker
Chadwick Boseman's death leaves saddening mark on rough 2020
"Amid a year of heartbreaking racial tension the black community is hit especially hard by the death of another icon actor Chadwick Boseman who often played celebrated black heroes he was forty three his death comes on top of the recent loss of civil rights icon John Lewis both died of cancer Bozeman Colin the congressman pancreatic and the loss in January a sports icon Kobe Bryant thunder guard Chris Paul share your the special guy okay everyone took it hard you know especially the black community not as one of our black superheroes well it's been used his platform to denounce the police killings of black people and signed on to a Hollywood for black lives pledge his portrayal of icons like Jackie Robinson Thurgood Marshall and even the fictitious to challenge Black Panther cements his legacy as an actor whose roles spoke of black pride I'm Julie Walker
Chadwick Boseman, "Black Panther" star, has died at 43
"Bozeman has died Protecting years ago, we were in thrall by a new kind of superhero, one from the uncharted interior of Africa, a leader of his people known as Black Panther film made a star of Chadwick Boseman. He also betrayed RIA life icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown for the past four years unknown to fans. Bozeman's been battling colon cancer and Friday night surrounded by family and friends. It is Los Angeles home. His fight came to an end. Chadwick Boseman was 43 I'm rich
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"He wanted to play in the major leagues. The most teams wouldn't allow him because of segregation. Fortunately the Brooklyn dodgers were interested in including black players. The manager of the Dodgers Branch Rickey Call Jackie, and met with him, asking if he was interested, and also whether he'd be able to be strong enough when others treated him poorly. Jackie agreed and began playing for the dodgers international team. The Montreal royals. The. Royals were a minor league, but a big step forward in his goal to plan the major leagues. Jackie traveled with the team and struggled at first, but began to improve, and eventually became the MVP or most valuable player in his league. On April Eighteenth Nineteen, forty six. It was a momentous day when the royals play against the Jersey City giants, making it the first time players of different skin color in a minor league competed against each other. In nineteen forty seven Jackie Robinson was finally invited to play for the Brooklyn dodgers in the major leagues. He played first baseman to a crowd of more than twenty six thousand spectators, which included spectators who are black and white. At first Jackie's own team was unsure whether they were ready to play with him. They had come from families who believed in segregation, so was new for them to welcome become teammates and friends with someone who is black, but over time they became close, eventually supported Jackie. During one game, the other team was harassing. Jackie Teammate pee. Wee Reese saw was happening. It put his arm around Jackie to comfort him. Jacky finished the season with the dodgers with one hundred and fifty one games. He had a batting average of two ninety seven, and on base percentage of three, seventy, three and a four twenty seven slugging percentage, he had one hundred and seventy-five hits scoring one hundred twenty five runs, including thirty one doubles five triples twelve home runs driving in forty eight runs for the year Jackie also led the League and sacrifice hits with twenty eight, and in stolen bases with two thousand nine. He ended up the major league rookie of the year award, a rookie of someone who is new to the major leagues. Over the years Jackie continued to prove at his game and nineteen forty nine joined the All star team. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five, the dodgers went to the world series and beat the Yankees for the championship. Later after retiring from Baseball Jackie Robinson was active in politics and later continued to speak out about equality in major league baseball. He later had a baseball stadium named after him, and the rookie of the year award was later called the Jackie Robinson Award. Hundred, Ninety, seven, his Jersey number forty two was retired, which means no one was able to use the same number because it would be reserved for Jackie. Jackie one said a life is not important except in the impact it has on others lives think about what that means for a moment. What does it mean to have an impact or make a difference in the lives of others for good? How can you make a difference in the lives of others for good? He also said life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your life in the grandstand, just watching what goes on in my opinion, you're wasting your life. A spectator means just watching others. It's fun to watch others, but Jackie Sang. It's even better to get out and play yourself. Think of something he liked to watch. Have you ever considered doing it yourself?.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"History is now available on spotify and a big. Thank you to those who have left reviews and ratings a shout out to Paul and his dad. Thanks for leaving such a kind review. Close Your eyes and imagine you're in a baseball stadium stepping up to bat. Dodger stadium is packed full of cheering fans some are cheering you on, but others are calling you horrible names from the stands you take a deep breath, and try to nor them you hold up your bat and look at the Pitcher who is preparing to throw the ball? He pulls back then throws the ball and it comes flying towards you at full speed. You Swing your bat and hit the ball with a crack. It flies over the field as you sprint from first base, the non to second third and home. It's a home. Run your teammates. Congratulate you, but some of the stands are still calling. You mean names. This is what happened to Jackie Robinson the famous baseball player, but who was Jackie, Robinson. And how did he end up playing for the dodgers? And why was the crowd calling him horrible names? Jackie. Roosevelt Robinson was born January thirty first nineteen, nineteen in Cairo Georgia. His father left the family when he was little leaving his mother molly to raise him and has four other siblings. Soon after this, they moved to Pasadena California. And California Jackie and his family lived in the neighborhood where they were treated differently. They'd come from Georgia. Where most of the other families were African American, but in California families in their new neighborhood. We're not and we're white. This was a time when racial discrimination was common. Racial Discrimination is when a group of people are treated differently because of their race. For example, they aren't able to have the same jobs or their segregated, which means they have to go to different schools or use different bathrooms restaurants. Jackie loves sports, BUT BECAUSE HE wasn't black, he was unable to play in the same league as the other kids. But this didn't keep Jackie from playing his favorite sports anyway. Two of his favorites were basketball and baseball. He spent a lot of time practicing and became better and better. In High School Jackie's older brothers, frank and Mac saw how good he was and urged him to try out for the school teams. At his high school, fortunately, there was no segregation and Jackie was able to play alongside his white classmates. There Jackie ended up playing football baseball basketball and track, and did very well and all of them. On the baseball team he was the catcher and in football. He was the quarterback. For, the basketball team, he was a guard. And, track and field has best skill was the broad jump. Oh and he also played tennis as you can tell, Jackie loved.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Good Wednesday morning anti hope your days off to a fantastic start little Hump Day action. How are you guys this morning? Fantastic I'm trying to trying to get going because these allergies just you know you took a walk yesterday. It's pretty warm out obviously and and You know you got the wind blowing Santa Anna Winds and little kicks since you got some low pollen in the air and in the end the nostrils and you know you gotta get more that grapefruit juice that I just saw on our morning call. That looked pretty good key. You got back you know we. We have We have grapefruits and we got a little machine. So you just stick. Cut them up sticking near pull them down. That sounds way too. Easy hard things in Arizona. Pretty good you know. The Sun is starting to peek over the mountains near the house. Steve is up. I'm up the dogs are up to coffee fresh not planks. You know happy. Jackie Robinson Day. I was just GONNA say happy. Jackie Robinson Day. Everybody today is the day of the Jackal Man. Major League Baseball debut back in nineteen forty seven and more recently. Today is the day when we had major league baseball where every single player in the Big Leagues Would Have Number Forty Two on the Jersey and I just think of all the things that you can do. That is just one of the coolest. It's just a really nice tribute and you don't see other league do it. You December we saw it a little bit in the All Star game in the NBA with Kobe. Twenty fours and eights but I just think that's an incredibly incredibly poignant and just perfect tribute for Jackie Robinson the Big League Baseball. Oh No it is and I remember when Mitchell Nest came out with the jerseys back in the day I had the Jackie Robinson Jerseys. I wanted to get because it's just a understanding his his upbringing his story being here in southern cal point going to Ucla actually our high school football stadium is named after Jackie Robinson Jackie Stadium so when you just learn about the history and everything and he's gone through in accomplished and then you learn even more as you read books learning more as you watch the movie. I mean it's just you know it's one of those days where you feel good traffic. It's one of those days where they take it back. Take it back now. They didn't give it to his key. We earned it. We took well. You could say that to do about shift style. You know what I'm saying. I just wrote a piece of for the L. A. Times about Jackie Robinson Day and one of the things that I'm stressing and I hope baseball tastes to heart. Is that when we do have action again? We still need a day where everyone wears number forty two. We still need today where we honor. Jackie Robinson on this field. I know today. We can virtually honor. Jackie Robinson you can go to the foundation's website. Jackie Robinson Foundation Dot Org. You can go to Major League Baseball's website and we can do things virtually but windows actually play on the field. We still need a day in which we play archival footage talk about the stories and everybody on the field once again is wearing number forty two who would not let corona virus snatched away. Jackie Robinson Day. You know as you got a chance to talk to Dave Roberts for your piece Dave Roberts is going to join us later on in the show. He's going to join us at nine o'clock and I thought that I thought that one of the more interesting quotes that he had in. There was the fact that he still thinks about Jackie and the role that Jackie created for him as the manager of the dodgers and he recorded in your piece about you know. He is the minority manager of the dodgers and the responsibility. That goes along with that here. We are in twenty twenty. I mean in one thousand nine hundred forty. Seven was a long time ago and Dave Roberts is standing in that dugout management team. And he's still thinking about Jackie Robinson and what it means to be in that position today because of what he did. I mean that that is a remarkable legacy not just integrating baseball. The way that he did but having the the impact on people generations later. That's still think about the sacrifices that Jackie made and the scrutiny did somebody like Dave Roberts is under because he was given that opportunity or absolutely you know as as someone who is a double minority if you will you know. Bain African American also being openly gay in the world of Sports. I'm very cognizant of the fact that I have a very unique platform. Hold a very unique place and so I'm constantly and trying to make sure I have much fun and I'm not being handcuffed by identity politics or hand respectability politics but at the same time. I also know that eyeballs watching and there's some eyeballs that what made a failed to screw up so it can say see look. You can't have a gay guy. Do This A. C. Look you can't have a black guy do this. And as because I keep thinking about all the people before me who sacrificed so that myself or keyshawn are able to beat the positions that we in. I don't WanNA screw that up because too much with sacrifice to get us. This far will thank you. My brother appreciate it appreciate you know the other crazy. I think people kind of know we everybody I. I shouldn't say everybody. That's a dangerous word. The vast majority of people understand that Jackie Robinson is the man who integrated Major League Baseball. But I don't know if everybody understands. Just how good of a player he was this. This was not just some guy okay. Let let's put him out there. Let's see what happens. He was the best player in baseball or near it for a long period of time and he didn't get to the big leagues until he was nearly thirty years old. He was twenty eight years old when he got to the major league. Rookie of the year won. Mvp This is a guy that wasn't just out there surviving. He was killing it. He was phenomenal player. No he was. He was a great baseball player. In the in thing is to a degree you know well back then. Obviously they didn't let get their twenty eight twenty nine years old but it's almost like they. They cheated us out of his greatness and the major level because they didn't give him that longer that loan window as you see now where guys are called up a lot sooner. They were called back then as well but not African Americans. Obviously so you know when you when you talk about a historical day. Something like this. I mean this is just one of those days. It's like it's it's like Martin Luther King Day. You know it's one of those days that you're GonNa always remember you teach your kids about in you. Get them to educate them. I was actually. It's funny because I was talking to answer about it last night. About why and the different things. Because it's some of the thing you know when a young like this they don't understand and In the conversation came up in. You'll laugh at this because I made a string beans last night and We're I saw him. We're sitting at the table ingenious tart. I was at the kitchen. They were at the breakfast table over there in the nook area and I heard a casserole and I walked over there said London. That's the white side of the family. That's just not what we do. We don't typically look we got into the day we got into the conversation about racism black and white and all sorts of things so you try to educate new. We started talking about Jackie Robinson because we were watching a little bit of the dodgers at the same time. Yeah we saw the dodgers on TV last night. Espn OF COURSE BEEN PLAYING CLASSIC. Games from years ago tonight. We get a double dose Kobe. Kobe against the magic. Ob against the Celtics. That's coming up tonight but last night was the Kirk Gibson game and I mean. We talked about this week or so ago. We've talked about it a couple of times. It's been playing on a mobile network. Dodger channel has been playing some specials about it but espn played it last night. And I at this point. I really don't know how many times I've seen Kirk Gibson hit that home. Run and leading up to Kirk Gibson hitting that home run in Washington. Scully talk about how he's not available and then scanning the dugout and it's still one of those moments. I'm not turning the channel. I'm going to sit there and watch it until I see that ball go into right field. I just can't get enough of it. Well I mean there's so much tied to it. One is kind of sad because that's the last time. The dodgers have won the world series. You got that aspect to it. It's kind of like wait a minute Michael Jordan jump shot over and over again Utah Jazz. Last time they WANNA chip so those moments are going to be there. Until there's a winning moments is a planet so then to the unlikeliness of it. All you know. Listen THE SCULLY. Say Too Bad. Legs ever hear that. I think. Correct how you get away with such shave. He's got bad legs a bit. The hit this this homer that when you look at it as like Willis Reed you talk Willis Reed went off for fifty and twenty it. When you play for the Knicks out the tunnel. What no it wasn't just a moment was so big and so from that moment you know more than what he did. Kirk Gibson hit a home run and the first game of the world series. Well yeah but also or give up home runs. He hit it off but it didn't was also a moment where Gibson was hurting. He wasn't he was supposed play. Wasn't you know barely walk. That's what I'm saying. So that that would be bad man. Who was improbable. Whatever in the season of the improbable the impossible l. last night and again like. I said I've heard it a thousand times but last night listened to it and this is bad is Garagiola just constantly carrying water for Consejo not being a steroid user. It's like Joe. Man I mean just maybe we kind of maybe we edit this out or whatever is you know he was unfairly characterized and they played a little sound. I think it was in the eighth inning. When he's coming up bat the plane gets one hundred pain you about how you know he had Thomas. Boswell didn't think about how this packed by family. It's like come on man. I know the guys lie. I know the guys tells stories because they want to get out of uncomfortable situations. That was tough. Yeah I mean listen. I don't want to judge too harshly on the way. That some of our announcers both locally and around the country talked about those guys because reality is everyone was not talking about those guys. We're clear is like we all were like rose colored orb defending them or didn't really see it so I'm I don't WanNa trashing too much travers. I wrote a piece and I'll never forget hobby. Lope Hobby Lopez told me the reason why he was slimmer and more muscular and hit more home runs was because in baked chicken instead of fried chicken per ahead. Write that piece out because baked chicken doesn't have baked chicken doesn't all over the calorie mean fried chicken more calories and stuff like that you take the skin of the baked chicken. You're speaking of happens. Yeah exactly speaking of guys that may or may not be telling the truth Dak Prescott has said. He didn't have any people in his house as we initially thought. We'll hear from deck. That's coming up next the morning show on seven ten. Espn that of course is our guy. 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"jackie robinson" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Mourners attended his funeral in manhattan and tens of thousands more lined the procession route leading to robinson's burial site at cypress hill cemetery in brooklyn the reverend jesse jackson gave the eulogy saying quote his feet on the baseball diamond made it more than a sport a narrative of achievement more than a game for many of us it was a gift of new expectations and quote rachel robinson carried on the work of the foundation after her husband's passing she also continued as an assistant professor at yale school of nursing co authored a book about her husband and became an eloquent chronicler of her husband's story over her lifetime she received twelve honorary doctorates and the congressional gold medal in two thousand five the rest of the robinson children garnered their own accolades his eldest son jack junior served in vietnam but struggled with heroin addiction upon his return he kicked a habit and became assistant regional director of the drug rehab center where he began his recovery tragically he died in an auto accident in nineteen seventy one daughter sharon enrolled at howard university in nineteen sixty nine to study nursing like her mother and later at columbia where she studied midwifery she is now an author and serves as the educational consultant for major league baseball the youngest son david became involved with both civil rights and the work of the jackie robinson foundation in the nineteen seventies today he grows coffee in tanzania with his wife and ten children and carries on his father's example of political activism on april fifteenth nineteen ninety seven on the fiftieth anniversary of robinson's first game in the majors major league baseball retired the number forty two as a tribute to his legacy which reaches well beyond baseball but perhaps a more moving tribute is mainly robinson's house that still stands.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Thirty seven home runs four thousand eight hundred seventy seven times at bat fifteen hundred eighteen hits seven hundred and thirty four runs batted in and one record that had yet to be broken his specialty one hundred ninety seven stolen bases perhaps more importantly he paved the way for the black players who were now playing across the league including soon to be greats like satchel page willie mays and hank aaron after baseball robinson became active in business and continued his work as an activist for social change he helped establish the african american owned and controlled freedom bank and the moment he retired from baseball was also the moment when the civil rights movement in america was fully emerging he threw his support behind civil rights causes and he stood next to dr martin luther king on the national mall as he delivered his i have a dream speech in nineteen sixty three in nineteen sixty two robin anson was the first black man to be inducted into the baseball hall of fame in nineteen seventytwo the dodgers retired his uniform number of forty two in his acceptance speech the first non white player to cross baseball's color line acknowledged the other heroes of his struggle branch rickey his mother maili and of course his wife rachel robinson by the early nineteen seventies jackie robinson was starting to feel the full effects of diabetes and heart problems in spite of his fatigue he and rachel began the jackie robinson foundation which raises scholarship funds for minority youth and even though he was nearly blind robinson kept up his speaking engagements in television interviews on october twenty fourth nineteen seventy two nine days after appearing at the nineteen seventytwo world series jackie robinson passed away from a sudden heart attack at his home in stamford connecticut over two thousand.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Stretching to seven games but this time sports fans that toddlers blanked the yanks in game seven winning the night and the series two to nothing jackie robinson and the dodgers had reached the pinnacle as rachel robinson put it it was what her husband had waited so long for robinson carried on into the fifty six season out as quick as he'd been even the year earlier he was workmanlike doing whatever was needed he played all over the field including third base and the outfield and in the final game of the season he hit the homer that helped the dodgers claim another pennant and earn another shot at series glory and guess who it was against the yankees one more time this year would be different it was a win for the yankees well still an honor to get there and by now robinson already been basking in brooklyn honors for nine years rumors began circulating in nineteen fifty seven that robinson was ready to hang up his dodger blue and was waiting for an offer from the brooklyn organization to manage the minor league montreal royals when the offer never came robinson hinted he'd be back for another season meanwhile he'd secretly signed on with a new york coffee shop chain chalk full nuts the starbucks of its time as vice president it may have been this final leaked announcement that made the dodger front office now many years without branch rickey to feel it's jackie robinson experiment had come to an end in a move that shocked baseball fans everywhere they traded robinson to the cross town rivals the new york giants and that made it official at least for robinson it was time to bid the major leagues goodbye robinson retired from baseball on january fifth nineteen fifty seven he was thirty seven years old his was a legacy few could equal he left baseball with an impressive three eleven batting average one hundred.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Joe the dodgers are a headache divide and the crowd well knows at one spring of this is capable of making it a brand new game again joe lean jen here's one for three today six hips on this series i feel deep brown toward left the infield over shifted here's the pitch swing on it's a long deep and action back back back back back back back he makes one hand to catch it with dodger sports announcer red barber calling the plays brooklyn faced their perennial rivals the new york yankees in the nineteen forty seven world series this was what robinson would call his greatest moment the vindication of his andbranch ricky's risky experiment the quote hurricane i of a significant breakthrough the moment when baseball would be integrated for good with other institutions in the united states to follow it would be an even better story if the dodgers had won that series but it was not to be yet brooklyn lost in seven games and then as every year the cry went up in brooklyn wait till next year in spite of the loss and every hardship that led up to it nineteen forty seven still proved to be a triumph for jackie robinson polls taken at the time showed he was second only to bing crosby as the most famous person in america this put him ahead of frank sinatra eleanor roosevelt in general dwight d eisenhower branch ricky's bold plan had succeeded his team was a pennant winner and very nearly the national champions robinson was an acclaimed member of the team and he had played in a world series ricky was now planning his next black player the star of the negro and mexican leagues catcher roy campanella by nineteen forty eight the pressure was off robinson to suffer within what ricky had called his armor of humility he became more outspoken he challenged umpire calls and criticized the league's lack of black third base coaches and he played the best he had so far leading the league in hits batting stolen bases and rbi's and he maintained a batting average that was near three hundred he reached another milestone to he was the first black player voted into the all stars team.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Jackie robinson was the first black man in america it across the color line and play baseball in the major leagues a significant achievement in and of itself but it's just as accurate to call him a leading pioneer for civil rights in the twentieth century even though he never set out to be one from his earliest days robinson had a defiant nature that siam confront the racism and unequal treatment he received as a young black man growing up in the united states that nature coupled with an impressive athletic ability fueled achievements not just in baseball but in three other sports as well he even became an officer in a tank battalion in world war two could say jackie robinson was a soldier his entire life and that didn't end when he finally put on a brooklyn dodgers uniform in nineteen forty seven that was in many ways just in the beginning k row georgia in nineteen nineteen was in the deepest part of the south where jim crow laws segregated black americans from the rest of society these laws dated back to the late nineteenth century and harshly restricted the freedoms of black americans jim crow claim to make black americans quotes separate but equal but in practice these laws treated them worse than second class citizens they restricted every aspect of their public life including which hotels they could stay in which see they could occupy on a bus or train even which drinking fountain and public restroom they could years these laws also suppressed voting rights for poor and undereducated black americans through poll taxes and required literacy tests it was into this world that on january thirty first nineteen nineteen jack roosevelt robinson was born on the same plantation.