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It’s Jackie Robinson Day for MLB, MiLB teams

Jackie Robinson’s legacy will be honored today throughout Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, with teams planning onfield ceremonies and one high-profile MiLB game played at Dodgertown. Robinson broke MLB’s color barrier in 1947, and teams will commemorate the 67th anniversary with onfield, pregame ceremonies in MLB ballparks, including a special celebration featuring the […]

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Celebrating all the pioneers during Black History Month

Jackie Robinson is rightly revered as a pioneering figure in baseball’s integration. But he was not alone and, as Jesse Goldberg-Strassler notes, pioneers like Buck O’Neil and Emmett Ashford deserve recognition from baseball fans during Black History Month. In an AP story from March 18, 1962, titled innocently “Cubs Assign Coaches for Farm Clubs,” the […]

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