Latest Jackie Robinson News

Price criticizes MLB for teams idle on Jackie Robinson Day

Apr. 17, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price thinks Major League Baseball made a mistake by having just 10 games Monday on Jackie Robinson Day. "Hey @mlb every year on April 15th we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day," Price tweeted Wednesday. "EVERYONE plays on that day next year deal? No one should have...

Welcome to the rivalry: Paxton Ks 12, Yanks rout Red Sox 8-0

Apr. 16, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton and Chris Sale came out firing in this year's first edition of baseball's biggest rivalry. Paxton pumping 99 mph, and Sale nearing 98. Only one of those hard-throwing lefties got results to match. Paxton struck out 12 in his first pinstriped clash with Boston, Sale found his...

Dodgers, MLB honor Jackie Robinson's centennial year

Apr. 16, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball's color barrier during Robinson's centennial birthday celebration Monday night. Scully greeted 96-year-old Rachel Robinson with a kiss after being introduced to the crowd, with Scully drawing the...

Pederson's HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Reds 4-3

Apr. 16, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig's homer stole the show early against his former Los Angeles teammates. But Joc Pederson had the last word for the Dodgers. Pederson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, pointing into the Dodger dugout and thumping his chest as he left the box, triggering a huge...

Lagares' heads-up baserunning helps Mets top Phils 7-6 in 11

Apr. 16, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once he got the ball, Edwin Diaz made sure he finished. Juan Lagares scored from second base on Michael Conforto's hard grounder to first in the 11th inning, and Diaz struck out the 3-4-5 batters to preserve the New York Mets' 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on a blustery...

Study: Minority hiring in MLB ranks similar to previous year

Apr. 15, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report released Monday on Major League Baseball finds the sport remaining largely on the same footing from the previous year in racial and gender hiring practices, with the biggest area of concern coming in the front offices of league teams. The annual report card from The...

LEADING OFF: MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

Apr. 15, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: JACKIE ROBINSON DAY Major League Baseball observes Jackie Robinson Day at ballparks all over the country. Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. All players, managers, coaches, umpires and other...

Today in History

Apr. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 15, the 105th day of 2019. There are 260 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington; Andrew Johnson became the...

Today in History

Apr. 11, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 11, the 101st day of 2019. There are 264 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 11, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. On this date: In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a...

Today in History

Apr. 10, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 10, the 100th day of 2019. There are 265 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 10, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a day after surrendering the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House, said farewell to his men, praising them for...