Tag Archives: Jackie Robinson

The Sports Archives – The Story Of Jackie Robinson

It is common for modern baseball fans to ask why Jackie Robinson is such a famous name in the sport. Not everyone is aware of the history of bigotry and racism Robinson had to deal with throughout his entire baseball … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – The Desegregation of Major League Baseball

When Jackie Robinson was recruited by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, National history was made. Until this point, American sports were largely segregated for a great variety of reasons; while there were no legal laws against such a thing, to … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – How do Sports Players Get Their Number?

Ask professional athletes and sports fanatics, and they will tell you that numbers are a big deal. For some, a number is just a number, but for athletes they hold special meaning. For example, if Boston heavy hitter Carl Yastrzemski’s … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – ‘Three Strikes; You’re Out!’ – How Baseball Got Started!

At the risk of assuming baseball started elsewhere, for purposes of this tidbit, we will presume the United States is the point of reference. Historically, however, two English games, Rounders and Cricket had influences on today’s sport of baseball. And … Continue reading

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