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'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
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
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-
Las Vegas has been on a roll in Little League World Series

...acquaintances with Chicago's Jackie Robinson West in the U.S. final today...with Chicago, Las Vegas outhit Jackie Robinson West 13-2 behind Brennan Holligan's...gt; along with Chicago. The Jackie Robinson West squad is the first Urban...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-22/las-vegas-has-been-roll-little-le
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
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
Major leagues honor Jackie Robinson

...commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier...really didn't become aware of Jackie Robinson until I had been playing pro...leaguers. "I owe it all to Jackie Robinson," Grissom said. "I use what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/03/oth_204815.shtml
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MLB makes April 15 Jackie Robinson Day

NEW YORK -- Jackie Robinson will be honored every April 15 by...Commissioner Bud Selig announced Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday, saying "we are...with a "42" logo will be used on Jackie Robinson Day and scholars from the Jackie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/04/bas_407642.shtml
Baseball
Jackie Robinson's native town struggles to remember him

CAIRO, Ga. -- Jackie Robinson wasn't even 2 years old when...down here." Some opponents of Jackie Robinson memorials have been openly racist...third cousin and founder of the Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute. "It's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/31/bas_350105.shtml
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