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All-time hits leader Rose applies for reinstatement

...MLB's annual game April 15, the 68th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking the sport's color barrier.The game...will be held in conjunction with MLB's annual Jackie Robinson Day, the commissioner's office said Monday. ATHLETICS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-16/all-time-hits-leader-ros
Jackie Robinson honored throughout majors

Fifty-nine years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier...Stadium on Saturday, which was "Jackie Robinson Day" throughout the major leagues...Two years ago, Selig decided "Jackie Robinson Day" would be an annual event...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/16/bas_77740.shtml
Baseball
Overtime

...controversy over Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League national championship...be scrutinized as closely as Jackie Robinson West.The league stripped the...officials said an investigation found Jackie Robinson West officials falsified boundaries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-19/overtime-0
Minnie Minoso paved way for many players in Major League Baseball

...dorf said in a news release. "Many tears are falling."Minoso, who made his major league debut two years after Jackie Robinson and became the game's first black Latino star, died of natural causes, according to the Cook County medical examiner's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-01/minnie-minoso-paved-way-
Elder broke Augusta National color barrier 40 years ago

...sport's most hallowed marks, but it wasn't an easy path for the Atlanta Braves slugger. Nearly three decades after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, Aaron was dogged by hate mail and death threats as he closed in on No. 715...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/history/elder-broke-augusta-national-color-barr
Bud Selig is praised on Jackie Robinson Day

...Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the...executive opening.MLB also sponsors 35 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars.Jackson said Jackie Robinson Day had become "a national holiday for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-15/bud-selig-praised-jackie
Celebrated Little League team stripped of championship title

...last summer, the all-black Jackie Robinson West team was the toast of Chicago...team from Las Vegas that lost to Jackie Robinson West in the national championship...with the country rooting for Jackie Robinson West and a team from Philadelphia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-11/celebrated-little-league-tea
Loss of four hall-of-famers in 10 days is difficult to take

...discrimination to blaze the trail for black golfers on the PGA Tour ? died Feb. 3 at age 92. Lee Trevino dubbed him the "Jackie Robinson of golf" while Tiger Woods mourned "we all lost a brave, decent and honorable man."Billy Casper ? a three-time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-02-10/loss-four-hall-famers-10-
Opinionated John Smoltz takes his place in Hall of Fame

...been 50 first-ballot selections in history, 45 of them since it became a "thing" in 1962 when Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson turned "first-ballot" into an adjective.Fourteen of those 45 were pitchers and four of those 14 were Braves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-01-06/opinionated-john-smoltz-
'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks remembered for optimism, character

...Ernie's shoulders."Banks was the Cubs' first black player when he joined the team in 1953, six years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.His connection to the city was evident inside the church, where the pews were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-01-31/mr-cub-ernie-banks-remem