Jackie Robinson

Portrait of members of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team pose in the dugout, 1954. From left, Americans Carl Furillo (1922 - 1989) (#6) and Gil Hodges (1924 - 1972) (#14), Cuban Sandy Amoros (1930 - 1992) (#15), and Americans Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972) (#42), Duke Snider (#4), Pee Wee Reese (1918 - 1990) (#1), Jim Gilliam (1928 - 1978) (#19), Pete Wojey (1919 - 1991) (#35), and manager Walter Alston (1911 - 1984) (#24). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Hall Of Fame Highlights Contributions Of Black Ballplayers

The National Baseball Hall of Fame is celebrating Black History month with special Presidents Week events highlighting the contributions of African-American ballplayers.

97.1 The Ticket–02/16/2015

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 16:  A fan holds a sign honoring Jackie Robinson prior to the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers at Safeco Field on April 16, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. All uniformed team members are wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

19th Annual Jackie Robinson Art, Essay And Poetry Contest

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball during his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2015

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Former NBA Player Proposes New Vegas Strip Arena

A former National Basketball Association player wants to build a $1.3 billion arena and hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

97.1 The Ticket–12/26/2013

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 16:  A fan holds a sign honoring Jackie Robinson prior to the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers at Safeco Field on April 16, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. All uniformed team members are wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Detroit Teens To View Jackie Robinson Film, ’42’

More than 100 teenagers will attend a viewing of the film “42” at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.

97.1 The Ticket–04/25/2013

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 16: Relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit (L) of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with catcher Alex Avila after defeating the Seattle Mariners 6-2 at Safeco Field on April 16, in Seattle, Washington. All uniformed team members are wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

MLB, Teams Taking Students To See Film ’42’

Major League Baseball and its 30 teams plan to take thousands of teenagers to see the Jackie Robinson film “42.”

97.1 The Ticket–04/22/2013

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Best Things About The Movie “42”

It was an accurate, heart-pounding and heart-warming account of Jackie Robinson’s struggles and triumphs while breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947.

97.1 The Ticket–04/18/2013

Jackie Robinson.

#42 Jackie Robinson Remembered On Barrier Breaking Anniversary

It was on this day, April 15, 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2013

2 Aug 2000: C.J. Nitkowski #27 of the Detroit Tigers winds back to pitch the ball during the game against the Anaheim Angels at Edison Field in Anaheim, California. The Tigers defeated the Angels 5-3.Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport

Nitkowski: ’42’ Role Brings Home Robinson’s Path

Jackie Robinson had no influence on me.

97.1 The Ticket–04/15/2013

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

’42’ Sets Baseball Movie Record For Opening Weekend

As most of us know by now, 42 — a.k.a. the Jackie Robinson movie — hit theaters nationwide Friday.

97.1 The Ticket–04/15/2013

CHADWICK BOSEMAN as Jackie Robinson and HARRISON FORD as Branch Rickey in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' drama "42," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Photo by D. Stevens

“42 – The Jackie Robinson Story” Is Emotional, Heart Wrenching And Inspiring

“42 – The Jackie Robinson Story” recounts the story of the American baseball legend and hero. While doing so, the movie also tells the story of Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey, who went against the grain and fought against prejudice when he selected Robinson to become the first African American to play Major League Baseball.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2013

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