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REMEMBERING ELSTON HOWARD

“A man of great gentleness and dignity” –on his Plaque in Monument Park “He deserves credit and where would I be without him?  Phew! He can give me a job in the outfield and he can catch, too.  Good kid, too. He's good.”—Casey Stengel   With all the newspaper headlines today documenting angst

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.  http://www.lyonspress.com/book/9781630761578 While there were a few black players in

SportsBookShelf – – Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Jackie Robinson in Quotes and Other Worthies  It is the time of year when all types of sports books on all types of subject flood the market. Baseball books generally dominate, but others make their bid for readership. What follows are reviews of some that make late Father’s Day gift,

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