Jackie Robinson

The 20 Greatest Dodgers of all-time according to WAR

The 20 Greatest Dodgers of all-time according to WAR
August 10, 2017 1 Comment »

This is the third installment of my “Top 20” series, looking at the top players for a specific franchise based solely on Wins Above Replacement. Quibble if you will about advanced statistical methods, but WAR is a handy way to ... Read More »

VIDEO: Jackie Robinson on The Ed Sullivan Show

VIDEO: Jackie Robinson on The Ed Sullivan Show
December 6, 2012 No Comments »

In this clip from the popular Ed Sullivan Show in May of 1962, 43-year old Jackie Robinson talks baseball with the host. Robinson was more than five years removed from his last game in the major leagues. Just four months ... Read More »

First black players for each major league baseball team

First black players for each major league baseball team
September 15, 2012 No Comments »

When Jackie Robinson debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers at the start of the 1947 season it integrated Major League Baseball after several decades of exclusion for player’s of color. But even though Jackie’s act was historic, it also served as ... Read More »

Dodgers All-Time Team

Dodgers All-Time Team
August 26, 2012 2 Comments »

Representing Brooklyn and LA, the Dodgers All-Time Team boasts a fantastic rotation that features lefties Koufax, Fernando, and Kershaw. The lineup has five players from The Boys of Summer teams of the 1950s Read More »

Remembering Jackie Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson
April 15, 2010 No Comments »

When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he blazed a trail for African American ballplayers. That legacy lives on today. In the last ten seasons, 15 of the 20 league Most Valuable Player Awards ... Read More »