Latest Jackie Robinson News

New Missouri license plate to honor Negro Leagues Museum

May. 19, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missourians will soon be able to purchase license plates highlighting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, after Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation creating the plate. The Republican governor signed the bill into law on Monday,...

Column: Dodgers have chance for baseball greatness

Apr. 23, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

It’s always mesmerizing to watch greatness in real time. A young Mike Tyson. An ageless Tom Brady. The Boston Celtics of the 1960s. The New York Yankees of, well, several different eras. Which brings us to the 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Jimmy Rollins reflects on decline of Black players in MLB

Apr. 16, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Jimmy Rollins made his first All-Star team as a rookie with the Philadelphia Phillies 20 years ago, the percentage of Black players in the majors was 13. It’s down to 7.6% this year. As the Phillies celebrated Jackie...

Price earns 1st regular-season save, Dodgers top Rockies 7-5

Apr. 16, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner and Max Muncy each hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Thursday night as David Price earned his first regular-season save. Muncy’s two-out drive in the seventh inning off reliever Yency...

A's pound Tigers, back Manaea's 1st victory of season, 8-4

Apr. 16, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are scoring runs every which way again and they're back to playing their winning brand of baseball. Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson homered to back Sean Manaea's first victory of the season, and the A's won their fifth...

Dodgers gather at Jackie Robinson statue to pay respects

Apr. 15, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manager Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers started Jackie Robinson Day, several hours before Thursday night's game against the Colorado Rockies, with a private tribute to the Hall of Famer and civil rights advocate. Wearing their No. 42 jerseys...

Haniger homers in both games, Mariners sweep O's 4-2, 2-1

Apr. 15, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mitch Haniger became the first Seattle player to homer out of the leadoff spot in both ends of a doubleheader, hitting a tiebreaking drive in the second game that led the Mariners over the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Thursday for a sweep. Haniger’s...

LEADING OFF: Jackie Robinson Day, Red Sox go for 10th in row

Apr. 15, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ REMEMBERING JACKIE All players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear No. 42 to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, marking the anniversary of the date the Brooklyn Dodgers...

Today in History

Apr. 15, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 15, the 105th day of 2021. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, baseball’s first Black major league player, made...

LEADING OFF: Jackie Robinson Day, Red Sox go for 10th in row

Apr. 14, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: ___ REMEMBERING JACKIE All players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear No. 42 to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, marking the anniversary of the date the Brooklyn Dodgers...