Tag Archives: Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson history in Jersey City

As we all know, Jackie Robinson made his Major League debut on April 15, 1947, an event that is celebrated each year on that date with every player on every club wearing No. 42. But three days later is another important anniversary in Robinson’s — and baseball’s — history. On April 18, 1946, he made

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Brief thoughts on ’42’

I’m no critic and I don’t aspire to be one. I don’t have a technical eye. I don’t go to movies looking for flaws, inconsistencies or mistakes. I’ve never walked out on a film because, if I’ve paid money to be there, I might as well get the full value from the pretty people and

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Stealing home on a ’56 Topps card

Did a little Jackie Robinson research this morning, prompted by the 1956 Topps card shown above. I was curious as to when the slide into home may have occurred, presuming the scene depicted was based on a photograph of an actual occurrence. It was the number of the batter, really, that piqued my interest —

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The Mets jersey in Yankee Stadium

The Babe has a presence I finally made it out to Yankee Stadium ’09 yesterday. It was a gorgeous, mid-70s afternoon and I didn’t even need a seat in the shade to feel comfortable, but I had one, and I was. After emerging from the D train, I walked around Babe Ruth Plaza to pick

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