Wonderful reactions to Part I, so here as we approach “Jackie Robinson Day” in Major League Baseball is Part II. Enjoy.
Growing up Years
Jerry and Mallie Robinson were impoverished sharecroppers who lived in Cairo, Georgia. Jerry deserted the family six months after Jackie was born in 1919. Mallie, strong, religious, family-oriented
NEW YORK (April 9, 2019)— Baseball is more than just the national pastime; it can also be a useful tool to exercise your brain. With baseball season in full swing, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging everyone to play ball.
“Baseball stimulates cognitive functions, promotes social interaction and helps
There will be a lot of hype and hoopla, praise and stock-taking this year of 2019 which marks, the 100thanniversary of Jack Roosevelt Robinson’s birth. April 15 is a marker day in baseball – the dramatic day he broke baseball’s color line in 1947.
I have written about so many illustrious
I recall hearing somewhere that hitting a round baseball with a round bat squarely was the hardest thing to do in sports. Now that we measure launch angles and swing speeds and MPH of every ball hit fair or foul, I think we can say a lot of folks have
Dominic Smith has lost weight again and had a battle with sleep apnea. He’s ripping it up in spring and has deserved to stay until the bitter end and until the Mets make a final decision on who makes the Opening Day roster.
Spring training stats are fool’s gold. So, I
Another spring, another spring training for the Yankees of New York. All of them have had special meaning for baseball’s greatest franchise. Perhaps none was more special than for the ’27 team, best in baseball history.
Comfortable among the high and mighty or the ordinary, friendly with the press, moving around
I was reminded recently of how long I’ve been watching baseball. In looking at the Blue Jays troika of hitters in their farm system, Bo Bichette, Caven Biggio, and Vlad Jr., it dawned upon me that I was not only a big fan of their fathers but that I was in
Take Me Out to The Ball Game: Popular Music and The National Pastime exhibit here at the GRAMMY Museum opens on March 14th through the fall of 2019.
Barry Zito was a top-notch pitcher in major league baseball for 15 seasons. During that time, he won the Cy Young in 2002
"He'd give you the shirt off his back. Of course, he'd call a press conference to announce it." - Catfish Hunter
"Off the record, he's a piece of shit."–Billy Martin
Out of the blue, the man who once seemingly made headlines all the time came out of the shadows recently to dominate
Baseball has been slagging a bit. Even this season has started off without a bang thanks to Manny Machado (Padres) and Bryce Harper, waiting to sign. Harper finally signed and it’s a record haul, $13 years, $330 million dollars (people in Philadelphia will now remember where they were when this