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Remembering Jackie Robinson

He was born in Cairo, Georgia on the last day of January in 1919, and died on October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut. Robinson attended UCLA, where he won letters in three sports. He was in the Army during World War II and then played briefly in the Negro Leagues when

The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

Throughout the long history of baseball there have been poignant, exciting, dramatic moments. But very few can compare to what happened on October 3, 1951 at the old Polo Grounds in New York City. Some refer to that time as "The Miracle at Coogan's Bluff." Others, especially in Brooklyn, call it

Jackie and Me Book Review

Jackie and Me: A Very Special Friendship appeals to me for a lot of reasons. My family used to vacation in the Catskills. My mother is still a huge fan of the old Brooklyn Dodger days and Jackie Robinson. Grossingers is a legendary name in resorts so this had the

Foreword: Rickey and Robinson

Every time baseball season starts up and April rolls around my thoughts turn back to a long time ago. That past is as real in many ways as the present. My fascination with Jackie Robinson and by extension Branch Rickey began many, many years ago. When school was out in Brooklyn in

Jackie Robinson Moments

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. He remains for me and so many others one of the most important figures in sports and American history. My newest book billed a Harvey Frommer Baseball Classic was just published. While there were a few black players in