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Like most films depicting historic accounts of real-life events, the bio-epic "42" carries the immediate disclaimer that it is based on a true story, leaving room for interpretive analysis and creative license. Consequently, dramatic interpretations are...
Thanks for your wonderful article about Sam Lacy ("How Sam Lacy helped integrate baseball," April 22). My husband and I were privileged to know Mr. Lacy during the last decade of his life and to hear directly from him what it was like during the days when...
Having just seen the wonderful film, "42," the other day, I, too, was struck by the absence of a mention of the Baltimore Afro-American's Sam Lacy in the sports reporting of such a momentous time in baseball, America's and civil rights history. Your...
Tags: Baseball, 42 (movie), Sports
There has been a lot of recent publicity about Jackie Robinson being the first black player in Major League Baseball, thanks to the excellent movie "42" and fine articles such as those by John Kass (“’42’ may open the eyes of a new...
Perhaps this is a Jackie Robinson moment, a historic point in time — but it doesn't feel like one. It feels so inevitable that we had to be reminded that it hadn't already happened. We refer of course to National Basketball Association player...
Jason Collins did the right thing. He did the courageous thing. And he should be applauded and accepted for what he did this week. But do not for a second believe that the uniform message of approval flooding in about Collins being the first openly gay...
Tags: Baseball, Stan Van Gundy, Football, New York Jets, Amway Center
BASEBALL UCLA 8, UC Irvine 1 LOS ANGELES — Connor Spencer went two for four with one run batted in and Chris Rabago was two for four for the visiting Anteaters in the nonconference game Tuesday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. UCLA (28-13) broke...
Orlando Repertory Theatre's 2013-14 season is full of familiar names for children and their parents: baseball great Jackie Robinson, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Freckleface Strawberry and Richard Scarry's animals from Busytown. The Rep's 11th season...
The Hartford CourantHe is smart. He is a Stanford man. He is strong and he is aggressive. At 7 feet, 255 pounds, he led the NBA in personal fouls in 2004-2005. He is a veteran of 12 seasons, six teams, two NBA Finals, a teammate known for his commitment to his group's...
NEW YORK--When a championship boxer like Muhammad Ali felt disrespected by another fighter, he might have been expected to do what most boxers would: knock his opponent's lights out. But the icon took a different route when faced with a rival he...
Chicago Tribune reporterWhen Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers brought their historic roadshow to Chicago a few weeks into the 1947 season, a record crowd of 46,572 people crammed into Wrigley Field, and 20,000 more stood outside wishing they could get in. After the game,...
The Hartford CourantYears ago, sportscaster Howard Cosell was asked to name his all-time favorite athlete. Obviously, the most prominent sports journalist of his era would name the man who made Cosell famous: Ali. Wrong. "That's an easy one,'' Cosell said, spacing...
Tags: Entertainment, Baseball, Arts and Culture, 42 (movie), Culture
Apr 22, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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Apr 30, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Apr 30, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Apr 30, 2013 |Story| Daily Pilot
Apr 30, 2013 |Story| Orlando Sentinel
Apr 30, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Apr 29, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Apr 25, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
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