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Roger Angell remembering Jackie Robinson

Our finest baseball writer writes about Robinson in the New Yorker:

I’ll catch the new Jackie Robinson movie, “42,” over the weekend—it’s great, friends say—but I need no sports-clip reminders or careful re-creations to bring his front-footed swing or his shouldering, headlong style on the base paths clearly back into view. I will keep […]

Did you know about Jackie Robinson’s older brother in the 1936 Olympics?

Every fan of the Olympics knows the story of Jesse Owens in Berlin.

The story I didn’t know is about the silver and bronze finishers in the 200m race.  The silver went to an American who finished in world record time, but behind Owens.  His name was Matthew Robinson, and he was from Pasadena, […]