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MLB Marks The 100th Anniversary Of The Negro Leagues
"Baseball is marking the anniversary of the Negro leagues created 100 years ago. The league's showcased black baseball players players who couldn't play on the major teams because of the color of their skin. Only a few members of the leagues are alive to celebrate the centennial Michigan radios, Doug Tribute spoke to the only surviving team owner and others about the legacy of the legendary leagues. In 1920 owners of independent black baseball teams from the Midwest gathered in Kansas City, Missouri. At that meeting they created the Negro National Leagues had no idea they were making history. They didn't care about making history. Bob Kendrick heads the Negro Leagues Baseball museum there, he says. Faced with segregation, black owners and players kept pushing for organized baseball. These athletes never cried about the social injustice. They went out and did something about so you won't let me play with you and I create my own And they did today. Stars like Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard and Satchel Paige are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but thousands of black and Latino players endured bigotry and racist taunts. It was Tear before the players at that time. Many Forbes owned the Detroit Stars from 1956 to 1958. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that players try of them. They had nowhere to stay because of the discrimination, so they slept in the buses. And they couldn't go in places to eat so one person would go to the back door. When get food for all the players. Pedro Sierra pitched in the Negro leagues for several seasons in the 19 fifties. He grew up in Cuba and says it was tough to adjust to segregation and racism he saw in the US It wasn't easy to see all the problem with the raise. I know all about it, herb artist. But I hadn't experienced today. Sierra lives in New Jersey In 1954 he signed with the Indianapolis clowns at the age of 16. His salary was less than 5% of what white players were earning dollars a month a month, $100 a month. And I look back and say, Oh my God. Jackie Robinson played briefly in the Negro leagues. Then, in 1947 he broke baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in Cleveland, Larry Doby became the first black player in the American League. Coming seasons brought many more signings. But many Forbes sympathizes with the many athletes who were good enough to play in the major leagues, but never got a shot. Unfortunately, some of the good players by the time the time Came. They were too old to play. The last league folded in the early 19 sixties, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum estimates there are about 100 former players still alive. Forbes is 88 worries about being one of the last left to tell the story. And I just want a if I'm worthy of represent and speaking about the Negro League because When I got involved, things was easier for me. Then it wass father one before me. Many Forbes will keep sharing her stories with younger generations and others will to Major League Baseball has a day to honor the league's set for next month. The museum has pushed back its year long celebration of the centennial to next year and renamed it Negro Leagues. 101
Fresh update on "jackie robinson" discussed on American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally
"With his experience writing for the military and his connections to both the literary and show business world's Assinovskoye Passion for writing had the necessary springboard to become a real career. He was advised as so many writers are to write what you know. So, Asimov wrote about baseball publishing his first novel man on spikes to wide critical acclaim a book which would later be inducted into the cooperstown baseball hall of fame as one of the greatest pieces of baseball literature ever written. From there. moved. His young family to Hollywood where his wife could further her acting career and he could work as a screenwriter and the burgeoning new medium noticed television. Earlier in his career he was working for Warner Brothers Writing Westerns, and it was very funny they brought out. Of New York Jewish writers, and they were all living in Hollywood Hawaiian. Hotel in Hollywood and this was woody Allen and other New York riders trying to get work in Hollywood. And it was during that time that he was blacklisted. Of interest to note after the freedom of Information Act came out. He was able to get his F. B. I. File. Find Out. Why was he blacklisted? It turns out that he his career was ruined. He lost his livelihood because he had signed a petition outside of Yankee. Stadium. To that he felt the Jackie robinsons should be able to play in the major leagues and for that he was listed as a communist been blacklisted. This experience of being blacklisted by Joseph McCarthy and the Hollywood establishment at the time, as well as experiences with the military machine and that a professional baseball that informed Elliot ass off and his writing over the course of his career. One of the concepts and threads that is woven throughout my father's work was the theme that in America and the world the fix is always in and all of his works he brings this little concept in because it was something he felt that the American people should be conscious of everything from the price of gas to the presidential election is all the fixes in is he firmly believed that and he went to great lengths to prove it. I'm sure my father felt that the fix was in in terms of the whole blacklisting era because he had been blacklisted for signing. A petition leading Jackie Robinson play in the major leagues. He did not see that that was a reason to brand him as a communist and what he saw was that that was just a tool that McCarthy and then people in Hollywood had used to you know steal people's work, and because writers at that point had many projects going and then they were blacklisted and let out but their work was retained by the studio. So I'm sure he felt that that was a a thread that had to do with him and the industry and the government and the society as a whole. After. Being blacklisted from Hollywood and his marriage ending in divorce Assegaf return to New York City and to writing what he knew. His next book was dramatized Nonfiction Classic Eight men out about the Chicago Black. SOx fixing the nineteen nineteen world series. The critical and commercial success of the book resurrected astronauts career allowing him to examine the American fix from a number of other perspectives. And in the late nineteen, sixty s and early nineteen seventies there was no shortage of American institutions to dissect an expose in his writing. This philosophy is what ultimately led Elliot asking off to visit Geico Trap Nell in prison beginning work on a book about this criminals. Wildlife. I remember him writing the Fox is crazy too because it was such a great story. He was very interested in not only the story but the man. He did all of this crime and he never hurt one soul not one drop of blood was ever done and he had a kind of Robin. Hood esque position on it into the fact that he only robbed institutions. Then there was this business of the mcnaughton ruling, which is a an old English law ruling that says, if you're insane, you cannot be held accountable for your crime and Garett, trap male had a very high Q. and in prison he studied the whole psychiatry. Stuff and he realized in the most subtle way. How he would convey insanity to the psychiatrists. Not by acting goofy but by insinuating this and a nuance of that and the psychiatrists wanting to pretend they were smarter than him would immediately pick up on a go and this guy's crazy. And my father loved the idea of sort of exposing the mcnaughton ruling for what it was and that he had beat the American judicial system with the USA mcnaughton enrolling. At the time trump nell was behind bars at a penitentiary Illinois. Soon. To be reunited with a fellow sky jacker Martin McNally. He would get to marry an Illinois and get a hotel room and go in and start interviewing trap now and trap meld Say Hey Hemingway and my dad go. Yeah convict you. Friends because the trap no wanted his story told. My Dad was interesting guy new Honda knew how to ask the right questions and pick up on the nuances. Stuff like that, and they became such good friends as I. Recall he had to of Garrett Trap nells Rolex watches in his desk that he was giving for traffic nel. In Nineteen seventy-six Asimov's narrative biography of Garrett. Trap. Nell was published entitled. The Fox is crazy to the true story of Garrett Shrapnel Adventure Sky Jacker Bank robber. Was a book of pure pulp adventure entered had mixed reviews from critics. The New York Times is Tracy. Johnson neutered in his review that while trap nell is a quote journalists dream the journalist in question Asimov had produced a true story that use trap Nell as its only source, and therefore the book quote realizes some interesting questions about the author's journalistic methodology. Martin Asaf disputes this assumption. Well my father as a writer fell that research was all and he always with all of his books spent an exhaustive amount of time interviewing people he interviewed everybody he could ever talk to trap nells family. Perhaps the literary establishment just couldn't believe a man like you're a trap national could have lived the life off glorified on the page. Still, the mixed reception to the Fox's crazy to translated to middling sales. Because of the fixes in. I aspect of that book I believe that was not touted by the publishers. It was not properly advertised was not properly distributed and lots of my fathers books We're treated that way. However the Fox's crazy to still manage to gather an.
At Rushmore, Trump announces plan to establish 'National Garden' of heroes
"Great Cities of the American Revolution. Last night, President Trump was at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, where he pledged to protect America's history. He even announced a plan for a garden of national heroes. A preliminary list of those who will be enshrined includes folks like John Adams, Davy Crockett, Susan B. Anthony Martin Luther King Jr. Christopher Columbus, Emelia Erhard and Jackie Robinson last night at the feet of Mount Rushmore. The president also took aim at demonstrators. Mohr protest are expected across the country today, including in it. Seattle L. A. Boston D. C and
Fresh update on "jackie robinson" discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Am Buckle always believed because Sacha was such a big star. White folk knew who SATCHEL page was. That, he would not have gone through as much of the racial hatred that Jackie went through. But there's also to greater risk that a pitcher could fail and they, of course, satchels age and the showmanship and flamboyancy of Satchel page. Too closely adhere to that stereotypical depiction of those black athletes. And here comes Jackie Robinson who is polar opposite Did Jackie Robinson is you know has some cachet surrounding him because he had been an all American football player at UCLA. And so he's college educated. He had served in the military he's disciplined. He would become married to the beautiful Rachel. Robinson he is stable and so when Jackie Robinson walks into that dugout with the Brooklyn dodgers. Halley might have been the most intellectual being in the dugout and so many of these sudden born. Ballplayers were in the major leagues. Black man up close and personal for the first time and he's nothing like I heard they were. And so yeah, that was so important in this equation, it really was and so. You know admitted respect Satchel was the Negro Leagues. He was the Negro Leagues Biggest Star. But you couldn't take Satchel and that's why breaking very smoothly. Chose Jackie Robinson. It's Bullseye I'm Jesse Thorn. My guest is Bob. Kendrick Bob is the president of the Negro League Baseball Museum. I just wanted to give you a heads. That we aren't recording our guests in studios these days for obvious reasons, Bob recorded this interview himself from his home in Kansas City and at about this point in the interview Bob's recording equipment stopped working. Now Luckily, we had a backup recording of him talking to US via phone. So the rest of the interview will sound like him on the phone because that's what we have a recording of. Bob I think often the integration of major league. Baseball. Is told as a almost like a founding myth of Americana that it is a triumph of dispirit of America and. As often told it's a triumph of. All the young white people like my dad who were rooting for Jackie Robinson and branch rickey. Know an older guy who was looking for competitive financial advantage and maybe also. Fine with the social justice implications and and You know a and a player who was both an extraordinary player in extra by all accounts and extraordinary human being and fulfilled the role the singular role of that was asked of him to be a credit to his race in in quotes. But. There is also. The reality that when that happened. It's not like when they started adding A. Black Baseball players to major league baseball. They started adding white baseball players to the Negro Leagues or they started adding black owners to Major League Baseball So. What did we. Lose. When Major League Baseball Integrated and as the Negro Leagues Faded and eventually. Closed up shop in the late nineteen fifties well I. I'll be honest. I don't know if the African American community realize what it was losing when it lost or leaks because Jesse wherever you had successful black baseball, you thriving black economies and so what was good for the soul about country?.
NASCAR rallies around Bubba Wallace following noose incident, drivers push car to front of pack
"NASCAR at Talladega. Alabama one of their most famous events and Bubba Wallace. Who is the only black driver? On the entire NASCAR circuit was getting ready for the race last night. It turned out to get postponed because of weather. They're running it today. And, there was a noose discovered in bubba Wallace's garage. And people are furious. The other drivers today in an incredibly emotional scene. Pushed bubble Wallace's. Out to the front of the line while he was in it. The other drivers. He put the car in neutral. The other drivers pushed his car to the front of the line, and then every crew member from every team, so all of the crew members all the drivers in a massive show of support for Wallace, simply walked behind him on the track. Walk behind the car. If you haven't seen it, it is really something to see. It's an extraordinary and makes it got me thinking. I can't believe that one man in this case bubble Wallace. is in what happened. Last night was obviously the worst. With the news, but one guy is moving the sport out of the Dark Ages. He's by himself. In the the shows were it reminded me, and I don't don't at me. Because I know, it was way worse for Jackie Robinson way worse at a time when this country was way more racist, but if you watch the movie forty two. You. Have this incredible feeling of empathy for Robinson because he was. The one black guy in a locker room, twenty four other white guys, so he was just taken the brunt of it like like people yelling inward word from the spans. And what you what you gather when you watch that movie and again I can't recommend it enough Harrison Ford Place Branch Rickey Chadwick Bozeman plays Jackie. Great movie. It's just really done. And and the one thing that that I noticed was there were guys that were against Robinson being on the team. And, they all got either traded or released. They just the dodgers looked at those guys, and said all right look. If you don't get it, we can't help you. You're gone. There was another manager on another team. May It was played by guy who was on your podcast once Alan Tutic. was just a racist manager. Screaming the N Word Jackie Robinson Wally was at the plate from the Dugout, and that guy got fired. It never worked in baseball again and the the feeling that came back to me today watching those drivers stand behind Wallace and push his car out to the middle of the track is this. Racial Injustice Vin around forever. We're not getting rid of it in two weeks. It's just not going to happen. All these racists are going to start coming out of the woodwork, but when they do the fact that all of the other drivers basically said you're not beaten us. You can't win this and the fact that the reaction to this is a massive man on including the FBI for. Use in the garage. Sure has ensued. And, so in all this hate in that as you put it terrible story last night, and Talladega I see some light at the end of the tunnel, because just like Robinson led baseball out of the Dark Ages. Maybe bubble Wallace is doing that for NASCAR. What do you think? Well, can we just say something here I mean. Can we just have a moment of actual honesty? This is about the south. Man. This is about the south I mean. Southerners will not let this go. They will not let go of their confederate flag, but they're not GonNa win go of their confederate monuments. They just won't let go. NASCAR will not give this up. There was a plane flying over Talladega last night. THINK DE-FUND NASCAR I mean there's something very southern about this, and and there's there should be an embarrassment. There should be a level of embarrassment and a level of shaming of the south and I know there are probably southerners who live in southern California. Who would? Stand to defend the south and say hey. We're not all like that, but the impression is that you are all like that. The that's the impression of of the south. This isn't happening. Hate crimes happen all over the country, but this is among the. Rich and I hope I. Hope this person goes to jail. I hope this person is criminally prosecuted and goes to jail. You cannot leave a noose in the garage of a black man. And expect to get a wave. Get Away with it, and there are cameras now. Apparently all over town just redid it, so they're going to find out whoever this is I hope he's ashamed. I hope he's arrested that person that person's done I mean. That's their legacy. WHOEVER GETS EXPOSED TO BE THIS GUY? That's their legacy. It's like that. That cop and Minnesota, that's his legacy.
Fresh update on "jackie robinson" discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"So he had star quality written all over him. And he was a better baseball player. Jackie. Robinson was at that time. Monty was a superstar for the Newark Eagles. Baseball was Jackie's Weakest Sport, which again tells you how talented Jackie Robinson was because he becomes a hall of fame caliber. Baseball player. So there were other guys in the Negro Leagues who a better baseball player. Jackie Robinson. But that that really good may Negro League I didn't get a chance and then there's other superstar guys were too old. You get Saturday when he was reportedly forty two years old. He was likely fifty two at that time because most new will believe is at least ten years older than what he claimed to be and only bill vague would have given. SATCHEL. But some of the other guys from the Negro Leagues. They just didn't get a fair shake. You know a guy like Ray Dandridge who was a tremendous player in the Negro Leagues well when he he gets up to the Minneapolis Millers. And the Minneapolis Millers were the New York giants triple eighteen. Well Dandridge his name MVP of the millers when he was almost thirty eight years old. You know as well as I do they were not going to take a thirty eight year old black man to take a young white kid job it wasn't going to happen out. Okay. How good he was and so yes, he was bitter about it because he would play out playing all these young kids and there was no realistic chance for him to get their. SATCHEL pages may be the single most legendary. Negro Leagues Baseball. Player. One of the most legendary baseball players in any league. and. He's an interesting case to me because. There's besides him. Simply having a record of extraordinary performance particularly when he was younger as a barnstorming player in the Negro. Leagues. There's these two really interesting facets to him as a guy one is he had extraordinary success in the major leagues as a middle aged man. But there's this other thing about him that I think is really interesting which is. As extraordinary as he is player, he's perhaps even more extraordinary as a story like he obviously understood his brand and. He was getting a cut of the game and he knew how to make his his life into a story and was one of the most you know, no pun intended colorful baseball players who who's ever played baby. Right. And that seems to me like it is reflective of a two sided coin, which is on the one hand. There is no doubt that in the Negro Leagues, they were playing a more entertaining form of baseball that was more fun and more exciting, right? On the other hand because. Disaster page. Could strike somebody out with his hat on his foot, throwing it backwards through his legs. Whatever like because these guys could do anything But. Those stories is amazing as they are I think in part became the story of the Negro Leagues and can run the risk of. Diminishing the quality of play in the the extraordinary qualities of the of the business and its significance in American history. And also, in some cases, reinforcing negative stereotypes that white people have propagated about people of Color through American history certainly, you know the like. All smoke no fire, whatever. Voting and so forth, and that's why Jackie had to be the first guy. And again, that doesn't mean that others couldn't have done it. But this was so much more than about baseball ability. And for everything that you just mentioned. Jackie defied the stereotypical depiction of African American athletes..
Family of first black driver to win a NASCAR race asking for trophy
"The family of the man considered to be the Jackie Robinson of NASCAR is still waiting for his trophy Wallace Scott became the first black driver to win a NASCAR Grand National race equivalent to a cop race in nineteen sixty three when he crossed the finish line first in Jacksonville but wasn't announced as the winner winner Grand National race should have been my one of my racing career but when the race was over there I mean and I one of them a new set which is do you want to raise us and no one really that was gutted in NASCAR documentary he died in nineteen ninety now after NASCAR banned Confederate flags at races got grandson Warrick is again asking one of the greatest what atrocities in history is the fact that when those guys never received his trophy R. fifty seven years ago his victory to Jacksonville two hundred December first nineteen sixty three so we are here now to make a public plea to nasco to right that wrong so far NASCAR has not responded
Fresh update on "jackie robinson" discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Essentially operated as a as a farm team for the New York Yankees though they were a major league baseball team, so I will say. And this pains me as a native San Franciscan in San, Francisco Giants Fan and my dad died a giants fan. But he grew up a Brooklyn dodgers fan. It's hard for me even to say aloud but he grew up a dodgers fan and his his favorite player in the world was. was perhaps the greatest of them all Jackie Robinson but. His. Favourite Kansas City I. Was the first Baseman, Vic Power and take power vic power helped integrate the Kansas City as but was not himself African American he was actually Puerto Rico. Yes what was the role of Afro Latino People in the Negro Leagues folks whose race could could be read as african-american by White, people of the twentieth century. But who actually represented a a a whole other African diaspora? It was huge. It was huge because what the Negro Leagues did particularly for that Darker Skin spanish-speaking athlete was it provided a sanctuary for them to play? Once upon a time, White Cubans could play in the major leagues, but that was really it, and so if you were darker skin and you play baseball in this country, professionally you played and integral. So the Negro Leagues opened its doors to virtually any and everyone who could play their only criteria was, can you play and if you can play, you can play and of course, when the Negro Leaguers who has a mentioned were some of the first Americans to play and many of those Spanish speaking Countries Jesse when they went. To those countries mandate treated like heroes they're staying in the finest hotels they're eating in the finest restaurants that those countries had offer, and then you come back home and you'll be treated like a second class citizen and so a lot of Negro League players would call those Spanish speaking countries home for one simple reason in those countries, they weren't black baseball players they were just baseball players that's auto ever wanted to be, and you speak big power vic power was part of the Yankees Organization before he comes over to Kansas, city. The power was way too flamboyant for the very conservative New York Yankees. One of my favorite stories he goes into a restaurant and it was. That you know for white only. And the power goes into the restaurant and the lady said, well, we don't serve Negroes. I'm sure he didn't use the word Negro but for this was a, we don't league rose and the power in his Puerto Rican accent said good. I don't eat them..
"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 WEEI
"Is usually the defender on jeopardy that got sports questions wrong and Mikey B. didn't even yes Sir it is that yeah it's a real bad on my TV is not even defending this person nor should he the last person might you be defended on jeopardy was when someone didn't know trust the process was the slogan for the Sixers and they said how to do a one eighty well I guess this is from tonight and it is a Jackie Robinson day as well M. remember Jackie Robinson for all the great things that he did and and what he was able to do at a time where he was clearly doing something different and I had to go through a lot personally got death threats and all that and he did better the world and I use it as a truly an inspiration an incredible human being I will talk a little bit more about Jackie Robinson in our closing bell segment but I'm seeing this clip that that Mikey B. just sent this and it's on jeopardy and the question was one of the topics covered in a Major League Baseball course at Arizona state is the player who broke the color barrier in nineteen forty seven and a girl in a USC sweatshirt with probably a lot more intelligent than myself and Mikey B. and maybe even be bad even though the vendor said that Colombia at Columbia education this girl from USC said Babe Ruth she is smarter than anyone else any of us that can be kept out horrified roof I want jeopardy I'm I'm maybe get into one question right if that if there's not a a sports our topic and maybe it's just my luck or something I remember from school but if they said to me who is the player that broke the color barrier I don't care if you're not a sports and if you pick a sports in the world just like our common fact that everybody knows have you paid attention in school they teach that and I remember everything from school but that is easy that's the first time once it has been a few other times but that's like a time where I sit there and go I would have got that jeopardy question right in a second and then there is a nother contest and I think from yell you like you know by the way the band yeah yeah Gigi's brother went T. L. her father went to jail so we got you on the family and the right away the person from yell buzzes in and says Jackie Robinson we get sent back all the time today in jeopardy we were definitely set back Zach hope so CBSSports.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The legacy of Jackie Robinson today normally every player in the majors would be wearing number forty two on their jerseys for Jackie Robinson day but today it's social media posts an online video chats white Sox shortstop Tim Anderson participated in a video call with members of the White Sox amateur city elite program to discuss the legacy of Robinson thank you for money and all the pretty paving way for us as well he's continue to go out and I'll continue to have fun with it meanwhile white Sox reliever Aaron bummer joined John Williams here on WG and this morning and with the a possibility to these socks playing their entire season in Arizona number talked about his experience spending summers in the desert while rehabbing from injuries and I mean as soon as we get out there in June and July I mean it's a hundred and ten degrees outside so I mean that's also not a factor okay but baseball's baseball so in reality at the end of the day I'll be out for anything that means game so if that means that we're in Arizona that means that we're playing with no Sam the Blackhawks have cancelled their thirteenth annual fan convention because the pandemic it was scheduled for July twenty fourth through the twenty six the team says refunds for passes and hotel rooms will be process automatically bears defensive lineman Roy Robertson Harris assigned as when you're restricted free agent tender started out seven games last year appearing in fifteen a leading the defense aligned with ten quarterback hits and major league eating his lunch in a bracket style elimination tournament starting Friday that'll air on their YouTube channel among the eight contestants are Joey chestnut and make use of dell the top ranked men's and women's eaters in the world in the qualifying round contestants will need to consume two pounds a slice Bologna the quarterfinals require one family pack of oreo cookies and half a gallon of milk semis ten pounds of baked beans the finals would be ten individual Rahman that noodle cups the winner will earn five thousand dollars the league I will donate ten thousand dollars to feeding America that's a full reading that the home of the Blackhawks northwestern Wildcats and white Sox baseball Kevin Powell WGN sports the big being rounded the scariest your money on WGN the Dow closed down four hundred forty five points today nasdaq down one twenty two the S. and P. five hundred down sixty two I'm Kim Gordon on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN at.
Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier on this day in 1947
"Ballpark sit empty on the seventy third anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first game as a Dodger but his contributions to the game in the civil rights movement remain vivid he was the first player to win both the rookie of the year and MVP awards doing it within his first three seasons just forty three when he was elected to the baseball hall of fame Robert to continue to fight the battle of racial justice until his death in nineteen seventy two in his final speech he said he looked forward to the day when you see a black man managing in the majors something that wouldn't occur until two and a half years after he passed away I'm Dave Ferrie
Baseball: League employees, families invited to COVID-19 test study
"Major League Baseball is going to do something that they don't want to get too excited about it but that doesn't mean it's the wrong thing they're participating in a study that's going to test of the ten thousand people for corona virus antibodies in twenty seven to thirty Major League Baseball teams are expected to participate they say this participate would not in itself be the return of the game but the goal of the study to get a better sense of the viruses to infection rate by utilizing a nation wide sample that's about that and other things of a man who knows baseball back within forty plate image of the baseball for more than a minute nice by the ESPN baseball analyst team he said the water progress you can him up on Twitter apparatus ed Eduard when you heard about this with major league baseball is participating in what did you think I hope all the stuff in the right direction again you know I didn't do my homework when it comes to the antibiotic cutting of a matter of fact my wife was one of up here here in Dade County that was called upon to do the entire body because the fear of fear had code the code ninety in the past not no they're not they're not negative so she had not had it and then we saw a report about it earlier today that you know it's not a hundred percent who and it could be a little tricky and we have to make sure that this thing even though Major League Baseball is involved in it I think it's a great day we have to make sure that this was something that we can rely on heavily here to at least top ten thousand employees partake in the about unique study of the Copa ninety articles looked up in the right direction for Major League Baseball all all about well look let's give our commissioner Manfred and his group really controlled of just moving forward and realizing that we do have to do something to be able to get the sport back even though this does not mean that the sport's gonna come back sooner it does mean that we are at the Major League Baseball family of a whole whole lot they've been trying to get through the big game try to make it as safe as possible that last part to me is even bigger this isn't just about baseball you know that this is the baseball trying to not just get baseball back to get all of us a sense of normalcy back what does that mean to you being a lifelong baseball guy your pops is Tony Perez big red machine your godfather right I mean I mean hall of Famer mean going on a listed your life is baseball what does that mean to you that your sport is doing something this big the world book right now because we're not in a big way up both free up one back home I got from truck who could after going Gaiman and knowing that it's Jackie Robinson day tomorrow April fifteenth is huge and and that again this is something that that we hold dear to our hearts if you have a customer that we gave it a full time I make sure that he gets his grocer because we live in a high rise building so I don't want him going down it has the benefit of the seven don't let them know that I need so you're but but on the other look for the girl so we will bring the you know the food girl I I look at your body close to something that could be possible it could be administered hall it could be old resulted manner that would keep everyone around thank you for the players but baseball family in general from the front office personnel all the non and then again this is a proactive thing that Major League Baseball is doing on my platform and I hope that other sports also follow along and then are willing to be able to be participants in
"jackie robinson" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"The westbound Jackie Robinson parkway at metropolitan Avenue about tractor trailer that sort of wandered on and hit the overpass it's been taken care of traffic is still slow through that area no structural damage I would imagine or else we'd still be dealing with a lane closure but we'll keep an eye on it for you no matter what the L. I. E. is doing excellent we start in Nassau County from exit thirty nine album to the Queensland we're in good shape and we look at passing through the band waking out of the Grand Central and into the Brooklyn queens expressway the belt parkway is greats from end to end there are no problems the Staten Island expressway that's doing well also here's what you need to know about the bridges and tunnels over the Hudson River they are going through cashless tolling that is in place if you have an easy pass you're good to go if not you're gonna get a bill in the mail NJ transit on the president's day holiday schedule there are variations to that L. A. double R. is doing terrific there are no path train delays and alternate side of the street parking is suspended today city wide traffic in transit every ten minutes on the ones I'm Karen Stewart in our next report is five thirty one on ten ten wins and as we start this morning with the local numbers as of last night they're almost eleven thousand confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York City in ninety nine deaths attributed to the virus precluding queens with the most cases about three thousand each man happened about twenty three hundred fifteen hundred in the Bronx six hundred sixty six on Staten Island those numbers come from America and you know this is a highly unusual situation because the president and the mayor are actually speaking well of each other I think bill de Blasio is working very hard I think it's trying very hard it's a tough situation for him and every mayor because nobody's ever seen the scale you know when you hear you've given millions of masks and you've given hundreds of thousands of masks in a certain short period of time and then you hear they need many many more the merits on to the president and vice president pence last night I felt that both the president vice president heard what I was saying they heard the details they talked about specific solutions obviously you know I want to see this help arrive rapidly I still think we're going to need the United States military to really make it work the president issued a disaster declaration for New York state and activated the National Guard but the governor says he needs more help especially in terms of procuring medical supplies the federal government should nationalize medical supply acquisition the states simply cannot manage this they cannot manage it states all across the country can't manage it certainly the states that are dealing with the highest caseload can't handle it but you're hearing it all across the country from states they just can't deal with finding the medical supplies that they need Hodor kolos estimating anywhere from forty to eighty percent of new Yorkers will eventually get the virus in most cases of course it will be mild may be symptom free but he says the focus has to be on stopping the spread and taking care of people who develop severe cases so is asking the army corps of engineer to build temporary hospitals in New York state the state is under lockdown as of late last night the governor's given the merits wanting for hours to come up with a plan to keep the crowds out of the parks the mayor says he'll have a written order on that sometime this morning and as the shelter in place rules evolve the cops are getting involved involved commissioner Shea elaborated saying that exercise is encouraged but cops will be driving through the parks reminding people to get their exercise and then get home what you said so far people seem to be doing New York is coming out parents with kids responsibly getting the exercise that the the mayor talked about no I did not see organized sports the biggest thing I saw was a two on two pickup game as for what is allowed to remain open in the city home grocery stores pharmacies bodegas that serves sandwiches liquor stores restaurants for takeout and delivery only auto mechanics bike repair shops laundromats and parks with trees in New Jersey governor Murphy not happy with how the people of his state are responding to his shelter in place order flaunting its new says action will be taken against people who are not in compliance especially those throwing parties he says enforcement could include arrests use also unhappy about this we are hearing from in particular are Asian American communities their concerns regarding incidents of racism to be clear this repugnant and repulsive behavior is wrong even in good times the two counties of Long Island reporting about seventeen hundred cases and nineteen deaths one of the dead was a man in his sixties who out other factors including the fact that he'd been in a car crash it is thirty eight degrees cloudy drizzle in some of the Jersey suburbs were going up to forty six Wednesday this time five twenty six and on Bloomberg money watch Sean sense and when's yours the potus will be required to help the economy make it through the corona virus shut downs that's the word from St Louis fed bank president James Bullard he tells Bloomberg news that everything is on the table when it comes to the fed support of the economy he expects unemployment to surges size thirty percent in the second quarter of this year with an unprecedented fifty percent drop in gross domestic product now after Friday's selloff for the Senate's inability to make a deal on the economic stimulus plan as SMP futures down eighty three points now nasdaq down to seventeen while Dow futures are giving back seven twenty two so much of this week's economic news will be from February rendering much of the day the useless but exceptions include the latest look at weekly jobless claims on Thursday you jump is forecast later in the week we get a look at March consumer sentiment Bloomberg money watch a twenty six and fifty six past every hour I'm Steve potus for ten ten wins from Greenpoint to forty three rounds with double beds everything in your area it's happening now ten ten wins nine one one what's your emergency we got a severe man stepping out for them on the line now tell me what happened use the cheap rusty razor on your private I thought so you need a lot more three point no from man's gate it scans a technology helps prevent Nicks and cuts yes Sir you can save twenty percent.
The Harlem Globetrotters
"The Savoie ballroom was a jewel of jazz age. Chicago theatre opened in the nineteen twenties just before people in the United States were hit by the Great Depression which left many Americans poor and hungry throughout the difficult time. The Savoie was a place to find joy on the south side of Chicago. The building was regularly filled with residents from the largely African American neighborhood. Who gathered to dance to some of the biggest stars of the day count basie Duke Ellington Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong? Were just a few of the people who banged out. Tunes as people jibed across the giant DANCEFLOOR. Dancefloor was so big that it actually doubled as a basketball court for the Savoy. Big Five in the late. Nineteen twenty s the five-man team hosted games to fill the slow nights in the ballroom. A young man in cab. Calloway would sometimes seeing during halftime but back then basketball wasn't very popular people cared about contests like horse racing and boxing baseball. Not The five on five game that depended on getting a ball through a hoop. It was a long way from the sport. We know much slower and much lower scoring than today. This team from Chicago would eventually work to change that. But they're Savoie audience could never have guessed how at some point. There was a dispute among the players of the Savoie five and they broke up. Three of them led by Tommy. Brooklyn's start a new team and rename themselves. The globetrotters it was an era of barnstorming. And when not at the Savoy they set out from Chicago to tour the Mid West region of America there were no organized leagues of teams and players in the Nineteen Twenties and thirties. Instead semi professional teams would travel from town to town and earn money playing teams from whatever town they were in sometimes. Businesses might have a team of employees so a barnstorming team like the globetrotters might play against some guys who had spent the whole day assembling cars canning vegetables or even driving taxi caps. Other Times barnstorming might play a team made up of members of a religious group. The House of David. Those guys never shaved so they played basketball with beards down to their bellies. Making James Harden's beard look like a five o'clock shadow soon. A young Jewish immigrant named Abe Sapper. Steam entered the picture with the globetrotters. Abe was a terrible basketball player but his other skills were valuable. He knew a lot of people who did bookings and many of these towns and more importantly he had a car these five teammates and their manager. Abe would pile into his model t like sardines attend camp and hit those cold slick winter roads. It was the nineteen twenties and they understood that random people in random midwest towns might be surprised to find that all five members of the team coming to play their local guys were African Americans. There were very few professional sports comprised of African Americans at this point so they decided to alter their name to help people know what to expect at the time. The most notable and best all black basketball team was known as the Harlem rent which was short for the Harlem Renaissance in the Nineteen Twenties and early thirties. The New York neighborhood of Harlem was an epicenter of black culture and it was a time referred to as the Harlem Renaissance. People knew about these incredible artists and musicians. Who lived there along with the writers like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston so the globetrotters who were very much from Chicago? Ask themselves how do we make ourselves sound dignified worldly and clearly a team of African Americans the Harlem Globetrotters? Will it matter that? We're not from Harlem that we've never tried it around the globe new super nope cool. Let's pile into a small unheeded car and go beat some people in basketball and they did just that it was remarkable. How good they are. They beat nearly every team from Wisconsin. Illinois Iowa anywhere else they went then they pile back into the car and head on down the road to the next game throughout the nineteen thirties. The team built up quite a reputation. They might have been the best basketball team in the world. No one agrees on how the famous tricks came into the game. A popular explanation is that they'd slip into the fun and flashy dribbles and drives after they safely put plenty of points on the board against their opponent. This did several things one it entertain the audience. Once the actual threat of competition was gone. No one wants to watch a blowout so a fun. Show of tricks kept the locals entertained but also no one wants to watch their local fellas get trounced a group from the city coming in and wiping the home team can really anger a local audience and the Harlem globetrotters new. This trick plays would thrill any crowd and win them over. The focus slowly became not about the final score but about how much fun it was to watch these incredible athletes and their astonishing an often humorous approach to the game. I we win. And then we cloud Abe Saperstein once said now most people agree that the real clowning didn't start until a man named goose. Tatum joined the team. Goose was an incredible athlete. Who could put the basket ball through the hoop with ease? But he also had a keen eye for comedy he found inspiration and funny movies and carefully watched the acts of clowns and other entertainers his favorite gags would show up on the basketball court. Sometimes goose would tiptoe over and pretend to spy on the opposing team's huddle all while making sure the audience in on the joke other times he'd hand the refs at trick ball after a timeout upon dribbling the ball. The referee grow angry because the ball never bounced back up. It just plopped devoid of air on the ground. Sometimes goose would disappear from the court altogether while the game continued only to be found in the audience eating popcorn. He even had a bit where he would pretend to be knocked unconscious on the court. The refs in his teammates would try everything to wake him up. But no amount of shaking or poking prodding would open his eyes. It was only the smell of his own Stinky Shoe. That would get him back up on his feet again. Much to the disgust delight of the audience in Nineteen forty-eight Abe Sapper Stein was with a friend who just so happened to own a basketball team called the Minnesota Lakers. The Lakers were the best team in the brand new professional basketball league which would soon become known as the NBA. The League did not allow black players on any of their teams regardless of League affiliation and regardless of the color of the player skin each man believed his team was the best in the world. They'd never meet in a league as it was so the natural solution was to stage an exhibition game between the Lakers and the globetrotters. It didn't seem so to the men at the time but game between an all white. Nba team and an all. Black semi pro team would prove monumental. Eighteen thousand people came out to watch which was easily twice. As many people as most professional basketball games would attract the time. And despite the fact that the Lakers star center who stood six speed and ten inches tall was seven inches taller than anyone else. On the court. The globetrotters one on a last second shot. It was a powerful moment. The next season those Lakers would go on to win the National Championship. But when they played the Harlem globetrotters a second time for a second exhibition between the two teams. The globetrotters came out on top yet again. The following year the NBA ended segregation and three of those same Laker Whooping Harlem globetrotters Chuck Cooper Nat Clifton and hang designee. Became three of the I four African Americans to join the League and play professional basketball. This was nineteen fifty three years. After Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier in baseball the globetrotters still continue their entertaining shows today. Keeping the spirit of barnstorming alive. They get a lot of credit for how they support communities and bring joy to so many and educate kids about health. But it's easy to forget about how important they were in integrating professional basketball. They now tour and play with just one team often known as the Washington generals according to most sources the globetrotters have beaten the generals over sixteen thousand times. How many times have they lost though? That question is harder to answer. But it's just a few. The most recent globetrotter loss was way back in one thousand nine hundred seventy one when both teams lost track of the score when clock expired. The generals were ahead. That was not supposed to happen. And people expected the GLOBETROTTERS TO WIN. And it's usually agreed that they will today. It's all about the show the fun and the love of basketball not the competition. This is what made that loss. So shocking reports from nine hundred. Seventy one SE. The stands were filled with silent shocked faces and even a few crying children. Luckily it's been smiles for all since then
Rush Limbaugh's Medal of Freedom from Trump draws backlash
"Backlash to President Trump's decision to award rush limbaugh the Presidential Medal of freedom. You've got to C. N. N.'s. Brian Todd Brian Wolf to say this is controversial is putting it mildly rush. Limbaugh has a huge following one of the reasons for that is that he's so controversial but some members of Congress civil rights leaders and others are simply outraged tonight because of limbaugh long history of divisiveness in dramatic fashion Russia for the first time ever at a state of the Union address a president awards the Presidential Medal of freedom rush limbaugh. Thank you for your decades devotion to our for some members of Congress like Cedric Richmond who've worked for years to bridge racial divides the award of the nation's highest. I civilian honor to radio. Host Rush. Limbaugh in their chamber was a Gut Punch. This would just be one bad time in America's history where we placated in pander to racists and Dan dividers for decades limbaugh's been accused of overt race baiting of appealing to the worst of Americans prejudices often directing his most incendiary remarks toward African Americans. The NFL all too often looks like a game between the blood weapons. President Obama was a frequent target target. Limbaugh playing a provocative song on his show magic and Limbaugh was one of the early proponents of one of the most infamous false attacks on Obama which was heavily promoted by Donald Trump. Rush Limbaugh was at the centre or at least was a contributor to the conspiracy theories about President Obama the specious and harmful argument. That President Obama had not been born in the United States and therefore was an illegitimate president. And what riles Congressman Richmond. Is the company rush. Limbaugh now keeps when you think about the people who have received this awarded as people who bring the people who fight for cause of unity and justice and then we just give it to somebody who has stoked and is a blatant racist limbaugh now shares a medal of freedom with civil rights icons Martin Luther King Junior Muhammad Ali Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks who President Clinton recognized after bestowing stowing. The award on her at a state of the Union address in the middle of his impeachment limbaugh also drew criticism for comments about women including his remark Mark About Female Georgetown University Student Who Campaign for access to birth control. Does that make her an extra slut right right prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex rush. Limbaugh later apologized. President trump does have the prerogative to give the medal of freedom freedom to whoever he chooses and plenty of other recipients have been controversial. It should also be noted that rush limbaugh has an enormous following and just revealed he has late stage stage lung cancer but historian Tim Noth- tally believes at this moment in this political climate. I think the president has tarnished the award by giving it to a very divisive figure in of reality show moment in the state of the union at a time when this country three desperately needs healing. I asked Congressman Richmond if he'll lodge a protest against the award to limbaugh. We're watching effort to have that award revoked. He said there are too many other other important issues. He has to concentrate on and he doesn't want to give this any more attention. We did ask the White House to respond to the criticism over the limbaugh award. We never heard back from them.
Your Favorite Historical Figures
"On one side and make little circles with your brush around each tooth three to Kennedy sent us our first historical figure. It's a Lisa Alonzo. alesia Alonzo is a ballerina from Cuba and her beautiful dancing made her famous around. The world. alesia is Kennedy's favorite. Because even after she became partially blind that she had trouble seeing continued to dance and perform as a Ballerina onstage in stage Switzer brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth but don't brush too hard. Our next storm figure comes from Halley. And it's the Queen of the Nile Cleopatra. Cleopatra Cleopatra was the leader of Ancient Egyptians and became queen when she was only eighteen years old Cleopatra spoke several languages led Egypt's armies. He's a man with leaders from land's like Julius Caesar back then. It wasn't so common for a woman to do all these things. That's why how he likes Cleopatra she was a fierce. The male leader switch. You're brushing to the bottom of your mouth in brushed the inside the the outside and the chewing side of each tooth our next Oracle figure is baseball player. Jackie Robinson Andrew Loves Jackie Robinson because he was the first african-american to play in. Baseball's major leagues. Jackie Robinson is such chin important person in baseball at the major league. Honored Him by saying no other baseball player can wear a uniform with the number forty two on. That's the number. The Jackie War swim rushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth. Don't forget your front teeth. Are last historical. Figure comes from Lindsey. And it's the famous trumpet player. Louis Armstrong
"jackie robinson" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Spend at the Jackie Robinson is causing some really heavy delays right now northbound van lake is heavy from rock label of art all the way up to hillside Avenue and I'm checking out the all new Subaru twenty twenty outback storm cams it looks like a parking lot both directions south on the side mission Jackie down to Linden Boulevard thank you we have some flooding east end of the Brooklyn Bridge and that cabin plaza west you can get by just going to slow you down and expect delays on the inbound gonna speak UP combo from thirty ninth street at land take Avenue here's what you need to know about the bridges and tunnels of George's twenty and fifteen out the link it is fifteen and ten out and the holidays twenty five minutes and fifteen to twenty minutes outbound I'm Gloria top our necks to put it for fifty one on ten ten wins wins news time for forty two he's an update from the ten ten windstorm center governor Cuomo is with the New York National Guard and stand by a some bad weather arrives across the region this storm has the potential to cause some significant travel problems today and for the commute to work tomorrow here in the five boroughs we currently have a snow alert in effect let's see where we're at now with his forecast at the moment accu weather meteorologist John fear a joining us with a live report John yes certainly the worst of the weather to the north west of the city for to night day in the city you were talking about mostly plain rain tonight with the temperatures are on the rise and by daybreak tomorrow we're probably into the upper thirties in the city so we're talking about mostly wet roads tonight in the city and along the coast but certainly dangerous treacherous travel off to the north west across northern New Jersey up the Hudson Valley interior Connecticut definitely stay in tonight if you can tomorrow you definitely need to allow yourself plenty of extra time we'll see the icy mix of the north west go back to snow to the north west tomorrow morning in the city rain turned to snow tomorrow afternoon so looks like the worst commute in around the city may actually be tomorrow afternoon down well John we're already seeing some issues and that some airports in the area new work in particular reporting incoming delays averaging well over two hours the cornea by comparison not reporting any unusual delays but this storm has been affecting travel hubs from the Midwest to the east coast as it moves across the country the MTA says it's good to go with this storm cruiser sanding and de icing platforms and stares throughout the system the plan is to keep service up and running according to MTA chief safety officer Patrick warning it people where they need to go he says the weather being blamed for some power outages in Brooklyn this afternoon about forty four hundred con ed customers right now primarily in park slope no word how long it'll take before the lights come back on in New Jersey governor Murphy is encouraging people to think ahead before conditions turn messy he had a few tips when he spoke.
Pete Alonso Becomes the 6th Met to Be Named Rookie of the Year
"Tonight five minutes had one National League rookie of the year there's now a sixth easy choice major league leading fifty three home runs Mets first baseman Pete Alonso power himself to the National League Jackie Robinson rookie listed first all but one of the thirty ballots with the the first place Mike Soroka the brakes Jack o'connell representing the baseball writers of America had the announcement courtesy of the MLB network feed Alonso National League rookie of the year after leading the majors in home runs with fifty three the most by a rookie in baseball history and as o'connell mentioned he fell one vote of winning unanimously Soroka guess that vote vote he he was was the the runner runner up up pottery pottery shortstop shortstop Fernando Fernando talkies talkies junior junior finished finished third third in in talking talking to to the the MLB MLB network network Alonso Alonso reacted reacted from from the the heart heart holy holy expletive expletive I mean it's I mean that's I mean this is a really helping honor I just feel I just really feel blessed and there was a unanimous winner for the American League rookie of the year it's Houston is D. H. your don Alvarez
Lonzo Ball shows off his new incredibly detailed tattoo sleeve
"Lonzo ball and no longer laker he's down in new orleans part of the big trade but <hes> making some news this week not so much for anything. He's doing but for what he has had done to him. If you haven't seen it it's all over the the internet internet. Lonzo got a sleeve arm sleeve left arm of great kind of <hes> likenesses of historic figures in the african american light. You know these transcendent figures. It's martin luther king junior. It's malcolm x. It's barack bama harriet tubman rosa parks and jackie robinson. You can go look this tweeted out of camp brothers. This is the most stunning tattoo i've ever seen not just not just for the the the the striking but like the quality of it. It is incredibly some of the best best tattoo artwork when you really think about tattooing as art. This is some of the best art work done in this form. I've ever seen scene. It's like i don't under- by st no exaggeration at st butcher tattoos guy named steve butcher. You guys are going to have on yes right coming up tomorrow. He is based on a corona. He's he'll come on tomorrow. Four forty men today's his birthday happy birthday. He's gonna come on today what he's doing other things. He's gonna get a a lot of publicity on his birthday bissau's magic johnson now we did a list of the best tattoos on lonzo ball's body trying to figure out who would be i it would be nickel but it's the will depend. Is it alphabetical well first name or last night. If magic did it for his name yeah magic name yes which is the unconventional way of doing it on top of the unconventional album barack obama yes number one rock will be i <hes> and then you know i'm not doing this. Lebron won every here number two too but i mean this is. This is amazing but like i just the one question when i saw this was i i feel like we are a nation of generally ignorant. People like everyone and like i the pressure to feel like okay. I know my stuff when you're putting these these people on your arm. When you're putting jackie robinson rosa parks malcolm x martin luther king junior barack obama harriet tubman like i love the sentiment behind it but you gotta know your history. You gotta know who these people. I don't know if i agree with that. I feel like oh no see. I disagree with that. You should know but i feel like once you put that on your arm and you go that far out of your way to put that on your arm. Everybody actually assumes that you know if anything anything you just the average person is gonna feel incredibly investment cover up your ignorant. The average person now is going to feel incredibly intimidated intimidated around lonzo to make sure they know their stuff like your going to be the one that feels the pressure to be able to talk about black. So what are you saying. Brian k af via lonzo has martin luther king on his arm you saying he has to go all the m._l._k. Parades from now on you go to whatever the you want the job. I'm just saying like i would feel this enormous pressure to really like unless you gotta understand who these people are and what they did know your history. You told calling me a story about a personal reality. Show wondered how they got the trains underground for harry thomas.
Red Sox, Jackie Robinson And Elijah Pump discussed on WBZ Morning News
"A tip of the cap this morning to Elijah pump sea green the first black player in red Sox history has died C. greens chance to the big leagues didn't come until nineteen fifty nine the red Sox becoming the last major league team with an African American player twelve years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier this past March green told the Nessun TV network he didn't realize what a big deal it was I said to myself why am I here with the terrorist act it is so everybody is so
Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies
"Some Austin red Sox for the last Major League Baseball team to integrate nineteen fifty nine twelve years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier the red Sox actually passed on signing Robinson in nineteen forty five and Willie Mays a few years later punchy green was Boston's first black player he recalled years later that he got a standing ovation before his first at bat at Fenway Park pumsie green died Wednesday he was eighty
ICYMI: Mo Rocca on his new Mobituaries podcast
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Create and publish a stunning website. All from one powerful platform. Go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w I x dot com in stay tuned, after the show to hear you can take advantage of special offer for talking tech listeners. More Raka from CBS Sunday morning. Has a great new podcast. Mo- Bidu Aries. And we've got him here on talking tech to tell you all about it. I'm Jefferson Graham. Let's just jump in and hear from oh, I'm a long time fan, reader of obituaries and, you know, any good OBE. It writer will tell you that a good old. But it's really about the life of I am of a person rather than the death of a person on CBS Sunday morning. I've always loved profiling people. And it occurred to me that there were a lot of great people from the pass. It didn't get a proper sendoff and some that didn't get an e send-off at all. And so that this would would be the, the right vehicle. I guess as cold award is at is to, to, to profile the subjects that are interesting to me, you know, and, and like I said, there's a lot to choose from beyond von meter in TV brothers. You're doing Sammy Davis in who else? Meander falls, because when they died out, forty thousand years ago, there was no open at least not one that we could find now there might be a stone tablet, somewhere in the Levant where they were given you know, sort of a proper sendoff, but I don't I don't think so we couldn't find anything in our own search in the archives are in Lexis Nexis, which I think people still use. So this was this was important for us to do next season. This is something that I've always been interested in the black congressman of reconstruction, which I know sounds like a funk band, but it's this period right after the civil war when there are a number of African American men most of whom had been slaves, who end up serving in the United States Congress. So it's those little pockets that are, that are interesting to me as well as well as people like Audrey Hepburn Sammy Davis junior, who we hopefully all. Love and remember. But our I think are due, for sort of a new a reevaluation and you're still doing Sunday morning at the same time. Absolutely. I have a lot of stories in the works. They're going off tomorrow to go profile Angie Dickinson, which I'm really excited about. So I was watching old policewoman episodes last night, and I highly recommend getting your hands on a policewoman DVD. Yes, they still sell those DVD's. That is an listening to the DVD commentary. It is, you know, I don't listen to enough DVD commentaries in his hilarious listening to her reminisce about the show what, what will be up. So it'd be next week the third one, the one that's releasing this Thursday is forgotten forerunners, which may be on ongoing thing. I do the years have collected names of people who I call sort of the pioneers before the pioneers. So there's a woman named Elizabeth Jennings. An African American woman who almost exactly. Hundred years before Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was was was was asked to sat down on that on that boss, excuse me. Among Gumri, Alabama, Elizabeth Jennings in New York was kicked off of a streetcar. And she ended up suing the railroad company that owned that streetcar. And she won and this is before the civil war, and led to the integration of New York's transportation system. And I mean it's a remarkable achievement and it's almost equally remarkable that we don't know her name. So this episode this Thursday, is about her about the African American man who played major league baseball, what passes the major leagues sixty four years before Jackie Robinson antibody woman who was the highest paid director in Hollywood during the silent era. So these are all names that I'm pretty sure you don't know. And but so it's this episode is our first where. Featuring people that you probably never heard of. 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Jackie Robinson, Baseball And UCLA discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"We go to Jackie Robinson day today. Today's Jackie Robinson day. I heard John Ireland earlier as I was driving in talking about watching the movie forty two which advert bozeman it's a phenomenal movie. If you haven't gotten a chance to watch it, but you know, Jackie Robinson ban. I mean today is one of those days in baseball where we reflect upon how important he was not just to baseball, but just to society in general and deservedly, so and of course, there's a lot of local ties to Jackie. Yeah. The UCLA ties are one of them. Jackie Robinson field. Right. Over a UCLA, Pasadena everywhere. I mean Jackie Robinson field number forty two very iconic number. No. No one can ever wear that number again in baseball. And I'm memorial Noverre was the last person nothing to where that number because he was the last one to wear it.
President Donald Trump, Tiger Woods And Jack Nicklaus discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News
"The pirates and what Tiger Woods went in the masters yesterday. President Donald Trump has tweeted out he plans to award would say presidential medal of freedom for a success and comeback. Not only in golf put in life woods now. Join the likes of Jackie Robinson. Jack nicklaus. Michael Jordan has athletes that have
"jackie robinson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Associate Jackie Robinson day with his not only did he break the color barrier. But he opened the window to international play as well. I think we just think Africa African American, but with his courage and him being the first to bury it did open this window for players from Latin America and players from Asia and players from wherever to to play this game. So, you know, it's it's a really important day. I think. Typically, people of African American descent, you know, really want to like, you know, embrace that day is there's but really stands for a lot more. You could ask is in this room. You know, Pablo comes to mind cause he's he's lockers right there in par and solarte's all three of those guys. You know, maybe they don't have that opportunity. If Jackie Robinson, doesn't do what he does. And look Hank Greenberg. Did it for Jews? You know without Rosen, and you're in that line two and Hank Greenberg, we confront people, but he took the biggest abuse. Yeah. I mean, it is. It seems so foreign in today's game that. You know, what guys like? Well, guys like, Hank Greenberg. Guys, like check around and said, how did it go through and what they had to endure? But. It is a history of this game. And I think the more players can be informed with stuff like that. You you gain a greater appreciation for this game. And no similar to just even what are what are brothers in this game with through as far as, you know, fighting for free agency and fighting for all the things we do, you know, we do a pretty good job with our union of informing guys at the history of the game. And what guys had to do? And what we're continue you Lee fighting for us as major league baseball players today pushing to have you on your parents should be very proud of you. They should I appreciate that. I'll let them know. No kidding. They should pleasure. Talk to kept. Thanks so much. Take it easy. We're coming up kmby six eighty these sports.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Com wins news time six thirteen. The museum of the city of New York today opens an exhibit to Mark what would have been Jackie Robinson's. One hundredth birthday. It celebrates his legacy is the man who broke major league baseball color barrier. When he first played for the Brooklyn Dodgers back in nineteen forty seven. His widow. Rachel. Plans to attend the opening. The Jackie Robinson museum in the SoHo is scheduled to open in December former Oakland Athletics player Jose consecutive sharing. Some out of this world theories on Twitter. This is a little, Tracy. He left a lot of people wondering if what's going on with him, his he tweets aliens wanna share the secrets of time travel, but they are having trouble getting in touch. You says he offered no solutions. But one person tweeted, would you agree to be of -ducted Jose, hypothetically? Bizarre fans gathering in Atlanta for Super Bowl between the patriots. And Rams the NFL's top security officer says the league is not aware of any credible specific threats. They are cracking down on drones. And they say that prostitution is a problem. Two degrees to above real field. Twenty one below wins. News time six fourteen for the WFAN sports desk. Here's Mark Rene. Appall? The beat goes on for the Knicks last night there. Eleven loss at row twelve th straight at the garden. The Mavericks come in for their only visit this season and win going away. One fourteen to ninety David Fidel's, fellas. Now, an NBA worst ten and forty at all of us is just from my standpoint as a coach I have to be the one that can come back and pick them all back up and get them back to work and the coach did let and his catcher get back to work after he sat out the last four Kanter planting a kiss on the midcourt logo when he checked in middle of the third quarter of having my heart. They will retire my jersey as I shot an air ball before he scored five points in nine minutes, Dirk Nowitzki likely garden finale had a season, I fourteen points on the college courts, Saint John's after losing two straight got back on track on trolls off.
Talking Tech with Mo Rocca
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. More Rafa from CBS Sunday morning has a great new podcast mo- Bidu Aries, and we've got him here on talking tech to tell you all about it. I'm Jefferson Graham, let's just jump in and hear from oh, I'm a long time fan reader of of the chew Aries. And you know, any good OBE, it writer will tell you that a good. Oh, but it's really about the life of person of person rather than the death of a person on CBS Sunday morning. I've always loved profiling people, and it occurred to me that there were a lot of great people from the pass it didn't get a proper sendoff and some that didn't get an e sendoff at all. And so that this would would be the the right vehicle. I guess as cold award is at is to to to profile the subjects that are interesting to me, you know, and and like I said there's a lot to choose from beyond von meter in TV brothers. You're doing Sammy Davis in who else? Else meander falls because when they died out forty thousand years ago, there was no opet at least not one that we could find now there might be a stone tablet somewhere in the Levant where they were given you know, sort of a proper sendoff, but I don't I don't think so we couldn't find anything in our own search in the CBS archives are in Lexis Nexis, which I think people still use. So this was this was important for us to do next season. This is something that I've always been interested in. The black congressman of reconstruction, which I know sounds like a funk band, but it's his period right after the civil war when there are a number of African American men, most of whom had been slaves who end up serving in the United States Congress. So it's those little pockets that are that are interesting to me as well as well as people like Audrey Hepburn Sammy Davis junior who we hopefully all love and remember. But are I think are due for sort of a new a reevaluation in you're still doing Sunday morning at the same time? Absolutely. I have a lot of stories in the works. They're going off tomorrow to go profile Angie Dickinson, which I'm really excited about. So I was watching old policewoman episodes last night. And I highly recommend getting your hands on a policewoman DVD. Yes, they still sell those DVD's that is an listening to the DVD commentary. It is I don't listen to enough DVD commentaries in his hilarious listening to her. Reminisce about the show. What what will the episode be next week the third one the one that's releasing this Thursday is forgotten forerunners which may be on ongoing thing. I do the years have collected names of people who I call sort of the pioneers before the pioneers. So there's a woman named Elizabeth Jennings. An African American woman who almost exactly a hundred years before Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was was was was asked to the sat down on that on that boss, excuse me, among Gumri, Alabama, Elizabeth Jennings in New York was kicked off of a streetcar. And she ended up suing the railroad company that owned that streetcar and she won and this is before the civil war, and it led to the integration of New York's transportation system, and I mean, it's a remarkable achievement. And it's almost equally remarkable that we don't know her name. So this the episode this Thursday is about her about the African American man who played major league baseball. What passes the major leagues sixty four years before Jackie Robinson, antibody woman who was the highest paid director in Hollywood during the silent era. So these are all names that I'm pretty sure you don't know. And but it's it this episode is our first where we're featuring people. 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"jackie robinson" Discussed on WBAI
"But it was definitely similar to Jackie Robinson. It was in in a ways of. Being focused. To reach the championship in there. That's where the Noah Reidy would come into play. That's where the respectability will come into play. So they thought and. And but you can't deny. That her efforts in a career, like tenants, even more. So in tennis than in Ben in baseball because at least there was a professional. Elise was a professional league of baseball. That was predominant with lack layer either whether they were Huning United States or in in the Caribbean. But there was no black professional league in in in tennis. And so she was focus not necessarily trying to assimilate herself. But was really was focused in obtaining the championship obtaining the highest Mark when you become a professional tennis player. And that's where the revolution comes in for a theater gets. And that's where she speaks truth by winning championships. And this DVD is available. For those people who are.
CBS, Senator McCain and President discussed on KCBS Radio Afternoon News
"Larry, FitzGerald addressed, the thirty five hundred mourners Jackie Robinson once said life, is not important except in the impact that has on other lives Senator McCain we will miss the blessings of being in your presence but. We will never forget the impact you have on the world and more importantly on each of the. Lives that
"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.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on The Morning Roast
"Credit for that being their involvement on the level of the game jackie robinson was from kiro georgia you go down there you can see brothers playing baseball it isn't just about thinking you can be the next superstar is about wanting to be a part of the game coming up i'm going to give you guys my top ten favorite mlb brothers in the bigs right now and we'll take some over your phone calls my name is clinton h you're listening to the jackie robinson day special on espn radio and the espn app presented by barbara saul razors nitrogen it you're listening to the jackie robinson day special on espn radio and the espn app presented by barbasol razors were brought to you by geico fifteen minutes could save you fifteen minutes or more on car insurance visit us at geico dot com or call one eight hundred nine four seven auto want to tell you guys a quick story and give a shout out to my man tony regan's you might know him as the former gm of the los angeles angels that was in the early part of this decade and guess what he was the fifth in the history fifth brother in the history of this game to be a major league baseball gm think about that think about how that filters down so when you think about the legacy of jackie robinson you talk about players you talk about how that is involved through the days when you move up on through the ranks still no more than a handful of brothers have been allowed to run at mlb franchise from a player personnel standpoint twenty regan's is one of them we just got promoted within the mlb to run their youth programs i want to give a quick shout out to him good guy who's been a part of part of the.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on The Morning Roast
"You're listening to the jackie robinson day special on espn radio and the espn app presented by barbasol razors espn radio presented by progressive insurance guests on the show appear via the shell pennzoil performance line tweet me on the one eight hundred flowers dot com twitter feed at espn radio at clinton yates all right let me break down a couple of quick things for you there are a couple of large misnomers about what the state of black baseball is right now i'm in durham north carolina i'm here to watch a certain kid play baseball he goes to high school called jordan high school and his coach is a guy who understands this and run too program in which he looks at what is going on with a lot of these players and does his best to make sure that he has the representation going forward to make this game more inclusive as it is why am i doing this because it's part of the largest series i'm doing to point out that it is not just about the fact that you can't just drive around your neighborhood and see a bunch of black kids playing ball on a field that is sort of the problem with the game you can talk about it being a money sport you can talk about a lot of different things the issue in baseball is very simple when it comes to black players at the youth level on up getting involved in the circles you need to get involved in in order to get seen in order to advance are problematic for reasons that have to do with discrimination for reasons that have to do with inclusivity and a lot of those reasons or racially motivated plenty black kids are playing baseball whether or not they advanced and develops to the next level is an entirely different discussion that is the point here and so while a lot of you who claim to be baseball fans who believed this you're trying to do something to support the game but every single time jackie robinson comes up every single time the notion of black baseball comes up all you want to talk about is baseball scholarships and who was there in the negro leagues before jackie robinson well that's not really what's going on because here's what happened.
"jackie robinson" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"The stairs jackie robinson and i'm like jackie robinson this thing 19th sixty four and she says she is the first caller man to play baseball i'm like white but baseball's been around what is two hundred years old she they know color man couldn't play bolton 1940's ever like how and then you know the dan i should i didn't know and eased on reading story the budget rousing like oh my god i didn't know thereby knows it here note though the deal now but you know you're a kid you just like i like baseball i didn't yet baseball's been around for a thousand years what you're always been black poor play the seem everyday no no no it was and he just you know you take the logo he accepted and you move on and at some point you do you research i think i'm look wavell walk to washington to chaiman what was it that used to be the st john's redmond what you call now to read store you know certain things that you could say and do years ago unacceptable now and rightfully so for robert in red bank roberts you're on the fan what about the chicago on all black hawks why fox added a on that's i never is funny i've always heard the redskins indians um kathy guelleh's stands out the people complain about the never here i never i would i was in florida out by younger days the florida state seminoles on when he would say knew about the seminoles because it was i think they see every day only they always have those uh their spare on our how my right i thought the spirit you know uh the atalanta another went out yeah well that's somewhat the rich should do backed i think they had a back and then days they use those acted ira finished carla why quotient just go to tomahawks on the cross of bomb offs they have lamont they have them on their shoulder arthritis right on the shoulder associate should have put it on their on their thing well that's a that's exactly what us and we're talking about the hall of fame bill i know i thought i i forgot was off the hong what about fred mcgriff oh and hall of fame i i thought he would have been talk about.