Latest Robinson News

Jackie Robinson's legacy looms over All-Star Game in LA

Jul. 18, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The legacy of Jackie Robinson showed in Major League Baseball’s draft, with four Black players among the first five selected for the first time in history. Six of the first 18 players chosen as well as nine players taken in the first round are Black. All of...

Donaldson's 1-game ban upheld by MLB, fine cut to $5,000

Jun. 13, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has upheld Josh Donaldson’s one-game suspension, a penalty that was assessed after the New York Yankees third baseman made a remark to White Sox star Tim Anderson about Jackie Robinson that Chicago manager Tony La Russa called racist. MLB...

Donaldson disappointed Yankees didn't publicly support him

Jun. 01, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson was hurt when New York Yankees teammates didn't back him after he made a remark to White Sox star Tim Anderson about Jackie Robinson that Chicago manager Tony La Russa called racist. Donaldson was suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for...

Josh Donaldson apologizes to Jackie Robinson's family

May. 26, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson has apologized to the wife and family of Jackie Robinson for referencing the pioneering Black baseball player in remarks that led to a confrontation with Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson. The New York Yankees third baseman was suspended for one...

Boone: Donaldson shouldn't make 'Jackie' remark to Anderson

May. 22, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson was wrong to make a remark referencing Jackie Robinson when speaking to White Sox star Tim Anderson, New York manager Aaron Boone said Sunday. A day after the comment called “racist” by Chicago manager Tony La Russa — an...

Atlanta's Robinson likely to miss World Cup with Achilles

May. 09, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson will likely miss the World Cup for the United States after rupturing the Achilles tendon in his left leg during an MLS game. The team announced that Robinson was to undergo surgery Monday after an MRI confirmed the worst-case...