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‘Stealing First’ A Quick Read Of A Breadth Of Baseball Stories

A big part of baseball fandom for many of its most fervent followers is it nearly endless trove of stories. And while many are known to more casual fans, the chance to dig a little deeper about less heralded players and feats keeps it interesting for those who have heard ...

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Trout, Jeter Lead The Way As TOPPS ‘Project 2020’ Surpasses 232,000 Cards Sold In First Seven Weeks

As 20 commissioned popular artists across the world continue to re-imagine 20 iconic cards from the past 70 years in the Topps Company’s “Project 2020,” the first numbers are in, and with three Mike Trout cards and three of Derek Jeter among the top seven sellers, more than 232,000 cards ...

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Budweiser Celebrates Jackie Robinson Centennial With Short Film

The moment Jackie Robinson walked onto Ebbets Field on April 15, 1947, he became an iconic and everlasting figure in American history. Born in 1919, the 2019 MLB season will mark the Centennial of the man that drove positive change far beyond his sport. On MLB Opening Day, Thursday, Budweiser will raise a ...

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Announces Centennial Celebration in 2019

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) will commemorate the one hundredth birthday of its namesake with a year-long schedule of events in 2019 that will benefit the organization’s scholarship and education programs as well as the future Jackie Robinson Museum. As announced today by JRF President Della Britton Baeza, the Foundation will host the ...

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Film To Remember Early Negro League Star Donaldson

When fans think of the greatest players in baseball history who were denied the opportunity to play in the majors in the pre-Jackie Robinson era, several notable names come to mind. Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, Oscar Charleston, Buck Leonard and Buck O’Neill, along with Satchel Paige and Monte Irvin, ...

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