Latest Rachel Robinson News

Russell’s No. 6 being retired across NBA, a 1st for league

Aug. 11, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Bill Russell's No. 6 jersey is being retired across the NBA, a first for the league. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday that the number worn by the 11-time champion, civil rights activist and person good enough to be enshrined in the Basketball...

Jackie Robinson Museum opens after 14 years of planning

Jul. 27, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Long dreamed about and in development for longer than the big league career of the man it honors, the Jackie Robinson Museum opened Tuesday in Manhattan with a gala ceremony attended by the widow of the barrier-breaking ballplayer and two of his children. Rachel...

Rachel Robinson honored on 100th birthday at All-Star Game

Jul. 20, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball's All-Stars gathered on the field before Tuesday night's game at Dodger Stadium to honor Rachel Robinson on her 100th birthday. Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts led the tribute to the widow of Jackie Robinson, speaking to the crowd from the infield...

Stanton, Buxton lead AL over NL in 9th straight All-Star win

Jul. 20, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered into an especially sweet spot in his Dodger Stadium homecoming at the All-Star Game, putting his name alongside some of the sluggers he loved watching from the left field seats as a kid. Byron Buxton followed with another drive and the...

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...

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...