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New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter was all smiles with the New York Yankees opening season game against the LA Angels for two reasons : The sweeping victory 7-5 against the Angels but more importantly because it was Jackie Robinson day. Just receiving his ring for winning the World Series last year and the presence of Rachael Robinson, Jackie's widow humbled the Yankees Captain in commemorating April 15th at Yankee Stadium as express in the attached video.
Even the greatest closer of all time, Mariano Rivera, knows his path to future baseball immortality is one shaped by the sacrifices of the man he is proud to share his number with. Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier, paved the way not only for African Americans in baseball, but for all minorities unable to play in the Major League. Now, 63 years after Robinson's first game, the Yankees, along with every other major league team, honors his memory on "Jackie Robinson Day." Rivera, who is proud to be the final player to don 42 calls this ability a "privilege," one Rivera "Thanks God for." He, along with Yankees Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson, explain their immense pride in playing on the anniversary of the historic day that changed the world. Reporter: Bobby C Director of Photography: Chris Pusateri Editor: Chris Pusateri
MOXNews.com April 07, 2010 CBC The National
On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson changed the face of American baseball. Shop BIO today! bit.ly
Mr. Robinson is an original song in honor of the late great Jackie Robinson. The song was written by Jim Gekas and Tony Calderisi.
Part 2 - dLifeTV continues the rarely told story of Jackie Robinson, a baseball superstar and Civil Rights hero who silently battled diabetes outside the spotlight.
dLifeTV presents the untold story of Jackie Robinson, a baseball superstar and Civil Rights hero who silently battled diabetes outside the spotlight.
In the early 1950s, legendary baseball hero Jackie Robinson literally "tested the ice" for his kids who so eagerly wanted to skate on the frozen lake near their home. Under Sharon Robinson's skillful authorship and Kadir Nelson's vivid illustrations, TESTING THE ICE also becomes a stunning metaphor for her father's remarkable racial breakthrough.
WATCH IN HD. September 1, 2009.
In live summer performances, scholar performers bring to life the personalities and accomplishments of important figures in history. Audience interactions make these shows fast-moving and fascinating. Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Woody Guthrie visited Maryland this summer! As part of the Maryland Humanities Council's 2009 Chautauqua, Rights and Reformers, scholar/actors brung to life the personalities and accomplishments of these three legendary figures. Jackie Robinson spoke about being the first black player in major league baseball in the 1940s and 1950s.
A new program is hoping to bring baseball to the next generation. The RBI program, which stands for reviving baseball in the inner-city, started in Los Angeles in 1989. With cooperation from Major League Baseball and the San Diego Hall of champions, this program has swung into action in southeast San Diego at the Jackie Robinson YMCA. www.jackierobinson.ymca.org
By Woodrow Buddy Johnson & Count Basie (1949) Lyrics: Did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball? It went zoomin cross the left field wall. Yeah boy, yes, yes. Jackie hit that ball. And when he swung his bat, the crowd went wild, because he knocked that ball a solid mile. Yeah boy, yes, yes. Jackie hit that ball. Satchel Paige is mellow, so is Campanella, Newcombe and Doby, too. But it's a natural fact, when Jackie comes to bat, the other team is through. Did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball? Did he hit it? Yeah, and that ain't all. He stole home. Yes, yes, Jackie's real gone. Did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball? Did he hit it? Yeah, and that ain't all. He stole home. Yes, yes, Jackie's real gone. Jackie's is a real gone guy.
Just driving to the BMW dealer. I put the trip on the Jackie to and from, medium traffic. Hardwired V1 and a Garmin Nuvi using Phantom Alert GPS software all in a 2002 BMW 330i.\
Kenny Rankin, a supporter of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, served as an advisory committee member and performer at its JAZZ on the Grass benefit concerts held in Los Angeles. A good friend of the Foundation, Rankin lent his talents to benefit the underserved youth seeking a college education.
What's my Line? Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson shares excerpts from her quilting instructional DVD: "Weaver Fever". To order, visit ninepatchmedia.com.
Jackie Robinson shares excerpts from her quilting instructional DVD: "Lone Star". To order the DVD, visit ninepatchmedia.com.
Jackie Robinson shares excerpts from her quilting instructional DVD "Strip & Slash". To order the DVD, visit ninepatchmedia.com.
More than 330 players, managers, coaches and umpires wore No. 42 on Wednesday to honor Jackie Robinson on the 62nd anniversary of the day he broke major league baseball's color barrier. (April 15)
Remember that April 15th 1947 is the day that number 42, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball! Oscar De La Hoya officially retires, and oddly enough, Strippers, Hookers, Prostitutes, Porn Stars and more on Tyra Banks show!
It was the first game of the 1955 World Series between the Dodgers and the Yankees. Trailing 4-6 at the top of the eighth inning with two outs, Jackie Robinson risks 270 feet of progress on the base paths with a daring steal of home, beating Whitey Ford's pitch to the plate. Years later catcher Yogi Berra still maintained Robinson was out.
La Chanae McAfee is a Day Camp Youth Leader at our YMCA and will receive one of ten $2000 college scholarships at our 13th Annual Tribute to Jackie Robinson and Scholarship Gala on April 18th, 2009. Sixteen year old La Chanae organized a march & rally to honor two teens, Donnell Davis Jr. and Brandon Johnson, killed in Bonita in March 2008. She is a local San Diego honoree for the Peacemaker Award from the National Conflict Resolution Center. "We're here today because our community is broken in too many pieces... Today is the day we're going to stand up. It makes no sense that people can't walk to school and have no peace. It makes no sense that people can't go to a bowling alley and go home in peace." www.jackierobinson.ymca.org - from the San Diego Union Tribune March and rally honor 2 teens killed in Bonita www.signonsandiego.com
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." - Jackie Robinson A Unique Treasure A Community in Need A Mission of Hope Time, Treasures and Talents www.jackierobinson.ymca.org
Rachel Robinson, wife of Jackie Robinson, talks about the museum slated to open in 2010 honoring the barrier-breaking achievements of her husband.
Ron & Fez: Hilarious Jackie Robinson talk. To me, this has been their funniest break in the new year. Ron & Fez Show, 1/7/09, XM 202/Sirius 197.
www.GlobalWonders.com Here is a video of Jackie Robinson and other African-American Heroes. New Children's DVD Series Global Wonders: African-American Available at Amazon.com, Target, Barnes and Noble, and Toys R Us.
Jordin Sparks performs at Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards DInner in 2008
This is an iMovie I made in class.
All Men Are Created Equal MLB retires 42
CPR radio profiles former Clemson and Orangeburg Wilkinson standout Jackie Robinson. Jackie talks about what it takes to really make a difference. Robinson also talks about his organization entitled "For Them".
Picture slide show of Jackie Robinson
Today I recorded Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball. It was written and recorded in 1948 by Buddy Johnson, and released again in 1949 by the Count Basie orchestra. This is the first of the Go Get Your Voice songs from and about the early civil rights movement. For the Dodgers to sign an African-American man to play on their major league team took courage and foresight. The color walls were slowly beginning to come down and the Dodgers, along with Jackie Robinson were pioneers in much the same was as other courageous individuals like Rosa Parks. I love this song, and I love baseball. Its so far off the map of music I do, I thought it might be fun! It works for the theme, so what the heck. I wrote a new verse for the second bridge 'cuz I thought of one, and it seems to work with the goals of the project. He stepped up to the plate Some thought he tempted fate Others saw the new day History showed it mattered The color line was shattered But Jackie just came to play! (©April 1, 2008 Paul B. Svenson/Dad's Songbook Music) On this song I played my 1944 Gibson ES150. Its a full sized hollow body jazz-style arch-top, F-hole guitar. It has a single coil P90 pickup located toward the neck, and a simple volume and tone control. It simply has the right sound for this song - mellow, jazzy. 2 tracks of rhythm guitar, 1 little lead track, and of course the string bass. I managed not to get a blister today, even after a few takes. Progress! I tried to make the recording sound old ...
Bryant Gumbel's April 2008 commentary on Jackie Robinson. For more information about Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, log onto HBO.com
A National History Day Junior Documentary project.
Jackie Robinson...........a pioneer, a man of great character, dignity and courage, a man who changed the course of American Social history in the 20th Century. This critically-acclaimed film is one of the best ever done about this true American hero. It features rarely-seen footage and photos, plus interviews with Jackie's widow, RACHEL ROBINSON, as well as Dodger teammates DUKE SNIDER, CARL ERSKINE, CLEM LABINE, DON DRYSDALE, SPIDER JORGENSEN and ROY CAMPANELLA. (60 mins. as seen on The Metro Channel, Fox Sports and the PBS Network.) To learn more, visit cafeurban.com
Red Barber on Jackie Robinson from Ball Talk: Baseball's Voices of Summer, now available on DVD in the 20th Anniversary Legacy Edition at www.balltalkdvd.com, Amazon.com, and CreateSpace.com
What an inspirational movie! Jackie Robinson stars as himself in this entertaining sports and family classic. It chronicles his life, from youth, through his college career at UCLA, to his rise to legend with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie triumphs over racial injustices and emerges as nothing less than one of America's true heroes. If you have a child playing baseball, or any sport, The Jackie Robinson Story is an important film for them to watch. Presented in color for the first time and beautifully restored, this is the definitive DVD edition of The Jackie Robinson Story. Released in conjunction with The Jackie Robinson Foundation which benefits education for gifted students.
Highlights from the 1955 World Series. Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Yankees in seven games. I notice MLB.com doesn't have them up, even if you pay. Of course if it isn't pro-Yankee it doesn't exist, so I will upload for you all.
Baseball legend Jackie Robinson has his contract, or rather, lack there of, explained to him. This is from the movie The Jackie Robinson Story, which starred Jackie Robinson as Brian Nuglest... I mean, as Jackie Robinson. It is available on Sports Double Feature Vol 1 at HoughsVideos.50Megs.Com
Social & Cultural History Jackie Robinson Project Ms. Santianna by Jon Lowenthal
Jackie Robinson Tribute "A life is not important, except in the impact it has on others' lives." - Jackie Robinson.
Rest in peace Jackie!
On April 15, 2007, America honored the great black baseball player, Jackie Robinson. It has been 60 years since Jackie broke the color barrier in major league baseball, but he did so at a time of a segregated America. Even though, he was a major sports figure, he stood up for equality in the face of racism and segregation for himself and all other black Americans. He was an Honorable Man and Great Baseball Player deserving of his place in the Baseball Hall of Fame!
tribute to Jackie Robinson
Jackie's number is finally retired in front of a packed house at KeySpan Park as his widow Rachel and daughter Sharon look on.
Introductions by Ed Randall of widow Rachel and daughter Sharon Robinson of the Breaking Barriers foundation.