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Remembering OUR JACKIE......

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  • #46
    A different angle on Jackie's famous steal of home in the '55 Series, with a good trivia question: who was at the plate for the Dodgers?

    http://newsok.com/the-rest-of-the-story/article/3366509

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    • #47
      Originally posted by VIBaseball View Post
      A different angle on Jackie's famous steal of home in the '55 Series, with a good trivia question: who was at the plate for the Dodgers?

      http://newsok.com/the-rest-of-the-story/article/3366509

      Frank Kellert, who said Jackie was out. Didn't read the article posted by VIBaseball.
      Last edited by bobbyboy; 05-04-2009, 09:40 AM.

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      • #48
        I'm glad the umpire called him safe but he did look like he was out, it was really catcher's interference on Berra he jumped forward to catch the ball.
        Lets support Gil Hodges for The Hall of Fame, a true Hall of Famer.

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        • #49
          This article discusses Rachel Robinson, who will receive the UCLA Medal, the highest honor that Jackie's alma mater (and hers) awards. It has plenty about both of them, including some nice pictures.

          http://www.today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/...cla-90830.aspx

          She's as classy as ever.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by kramer_47 View Post
            I'm glad the umpire called him safe but he did look like he was out, it was really catcher's interference on Berra he jumped forward to catch the ball.
            ...........a catcher's balk..............Jackie was safe.................
            you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
            http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

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            • #51
              As I have mentioned once or twice in other threads, someone named Harold Friend has a site called "The Bleacher Report" that regularly posts items from Brooklyn Dodgers history. Today's concerns an episode that I must confess I was unfamiliar with: the Dodgers' exhibition series against the Atlanta Crackers in April 1949 and their standoff with the Ku Klux Klan.

              http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...e-ku-klux-klan

              Branch Rickey stood his ground and the Klan caved.

              Some other minor notes:

              Samuel Green, the Grand Dragon who tried to stop the Dodgers coming because Jackie and Campy were there, died just four months later, in August 1949. (http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...83D85F4D8485F9)

              Herman Talmadge, Georgia's governor -- who claimed not to be aware of the series -- later became a U.S. Senator from Georgia. He was part of the Watergate hearings.

              But of greater interest here is the ghostwritten column put out under Jackie's name on August 23, 1949:

              http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...n+atlanta+klan

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              • #52
                Jackie

                I always thought the United states should honor Jackie like they did Martin L King.........If no Jackie....no Martin.......

                Cav
                You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the $%#%! plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all. ~Earl Weaver

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by cavalier1968 View Post
                  I always thought the United states should honor Jackie like they did Martin L King.........If no Jackie....no Martin.......

                  Cav
                  I can't agree. If no Jackie then someone else. If no Dr. King then someone else. The movement was 10,000 times bigger than any one man. Civil rights in the 20th century was inevitable.

                  As for a National Holiday--I don't think that's needed. Jackie Robinson is already honored, studied and esteemed as highly as just about anyone in modern American history. Having the banks and post office close one a year isn't going to make him any more so.
                  I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                  - Walt Whitman

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                  • #54
                    Here's to you, Mr. Robinson

                    Happy Birthday!



                    Emma
                    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

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                    • #55
                      Nice story about how a guy you wouldn't expect -- Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers -- is very big on Jackie and his legacy:

                      http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by cavalier1968 View Post
                        I always thought the United states should honor Jackie like they did Martin L King.........If no Jackie....no Martin.......

                        Cav
                        I don't agree with this. The more I study about the Civil Rights Movement, the more I think that baseball's role in it is overblown. The Civil Rights Movement as we know it today started almost 10 years after the Dodgers signed Robinson.

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                        • #57
                          I did a card of Jackie for my site, The Infinite Baseball Card Set: www.infinitecardset.blogspot.com
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                          See My Baseball Card Project: www.infinitecardset.blogspot.com

                          See My Vintage Sports Posters: www.cieradkowskidesign.blogspot.com

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                          • #58
                            Without him the blacks would still play the Negro Leagues, spanish and asian people wouldn't have been where it is today.
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                            • #59
                              Here's a nice article about how Chris Young, now of the Mets, did his thesis on Jackie while completing his Princeton degree:

                              http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...s_brookly.html

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                              • #60
                                Here's a story about the man who pitched to Jackie at his tryout for the Red Sox: Otey Clark thread

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