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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
Volunteers work to save Negro League stadium in New Jersey

...Paterson and whose son attended the ceremony.Doby integrated the American League in July 1947, just months after Jackie Robinson broke the National League's color barrier ? actions being celebrated this week by Major League Baseball.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-16/volunteers-work-save-neg
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
Augustan feels good as extra in 'Get On Up'

...impoverished childhood to become one of the most influential performers in history.Chadwick Boseman ? who played Jackie Robinson in 42 ? embodies "The Godfather of Soul," with Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott, Tika...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2014-03-22/augustan-feels-good-extra-ge
Henry Aaron celebrates 80 in style, with an honor most never dream of - a portrait in the Smithsonian

...teammates, and baseball luminaries paid tribute to "Hammerin' Hank."Slugger Reggie Jackson compared Aaron to Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947. Frank Robinson spoke of the thrill of entering the Hall of Fame with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-07/henry-aaron-celebrates-8
Ramblin' Rhodes: James Brown movie shaping up to be interesting tale

...father's hometown, Augusta, Ga., a visit. That is when I also met Chadwick Boseman who played the lead in the Jackie Robinson biopic. He is a great actor. I am thrilled that he is taking on my father's role."Filming of Get On Up wrapped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-02-11/ramblin-rhodes-james-
Jason Collins receives warm welcome in Nets locker room

...before, so I think this is a great opportunity for him," Kidd said.Brooklyn proudly boasts of its diversity - Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier playing for the Dodgers - and the Nets' locker room makeup fits. Right next to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-02-24/jason-collins-receives-warm-w
Boston blasts cast pall over Jackie Robinson Day

...dugouts, all wearing No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day, the Washington Nationals...with ceremonies for the fifth Jackie Robinson Day at stadiums all over the...So when you're talking about Jackie Robinson, I don't think people realize...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-04-15/boston-blasts-cast-pall-
Jackie Robinson film to get first public screening in Kansas City

...public screenings of a film chronicling the rise of Jackie Robinson, a nod to the city where the baseball great made...advance screenings."We're often asked here if Jackie Robinson was the best player in the Negro Leagues," Kendrick...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-03-20/jackie-robinson-film-get
Macon draws film fans during production of Jackie Robinson film, '42'

...the heart of downtown Macon is drawing visitors for more than restaurants' lunch specials.Filming for the second Jackie Robinson motion picture biography, 42, drew a crowd to Third Street on Monday that grew larger as the afternoon wore on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2012-06-19/macon-draws-film-fans-during-produc