Jackie Robinson

The Monument Park marker appears alongside those dedicated to baseball greats Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter.
Robinson is still the only player to win MVP in both leagues.
Ex-49ers quarterback recalled the Brooklyn Dodgers trailblazer on MLB's Jackie Robinson Day.
Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers received a letter during the winter of 1954 from a man who volunteered at an orphanage
In late January 1938, the Rev. Karl Downs, the new minister of Scott Methodist Church in Pasadena, California, went looking
Mallie McGriff Robinson refused ether when her fifth child Jackie was born at the Robinson home in Cairo, Georgia, on the
Number 5 on that list debuted 40 years ago today, on August 8, 1976, when the Chicago White Sox coupled their already hideous
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Major League Baseball was lily white, for players and management alike, until Jackie Robinson left the Negro Leagues to join the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. How much progress has been made toward the goal of diversity since then? Not enough.
Beginning in the 1930s, black sportswriters, notably Wendell Smith and Sam Lacy, made baseball part of a larger crusade to confront Jim Crow laws. Their columns galvanized support among their readers, and their interviews with white major leaguers demonstrated that many players had no objections to playing with blacks.