Tag Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Legend Henry Aaron Dies at 86

Both of my parents were baseball fanatics. I mean, two of my mother’s favorite words were “Spring training.” I grew up before there were all these cable channels. Before you could find entertainment on a cellphone or a tablet. The … Continue reading

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Video | First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Film Workshop for Students “42” | Jackie Robinson

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks during the “42” film workshop in the State Dining Room of the White House, April 2, 2013. Workshop participants included, from left, Brian Helgeland, Chad Boseman, Harrison Ford, Rachel Robinson, and moderator Paulette Aniskoff. … Continue reading

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African American History: Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson

Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American baseball player who became the first black Major League Baseball (MLB) player of the modern era.[1] Robinson broke the baseball color line when he debuted with the … Continue reading

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