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game-high 10 rebounds to go along with six points. The move did not have anywhere near the same impact as when Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier three years earlier. “In 1950 the NBA was like 4 years old. We were like babes
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Kentucky Wildcats by the all-black starting lineup of Texas Western in the 1966 final that was nearly as significant as Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. College basketball in the 1960s with UCLA and Kentucky, and in the 1970s with Indiana
practice? Would there be a blizzard of homosexual slurs? Would this man have to be the closest thing we've seen to Jackie Robinson in our lifetime? Again, I'm possibly naive, but I think it wouldn't be nearly as contentious as some may want
I've been combining pop culture references with sports for TWO YEARS at this website. I'm an innovator, the Jackie Robinson of jamming in a "Rocky III" joke in the middle of an Aaron Hernandez column. Who saw this kind of stuff before
be written. 2nd Honoree, Willie O'Ree. O'Ree became the NHL's first black player in 1958: 11 years after Jackie Robinson ; 39 years before golf had its first black major winner; 50 years before the first black president; and 26 years before
did in Boston during his career it's possible that he might not be President today. Not a total reach. And if Jackie Robinson , Billie Jean King and Muhammad Ali are on the top of the Trailblazer Pyramid, Russell is just a notch below. So
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profile and the broad back of the right-handed Rivera — with its familiar black 42 first made famous by fellow legend Jackie Robinson . A moment later, the number blurred as Rivera spun once more and threw to first. Again Roberts lunged back, and as he
that we got the win.” Playing in Brooklyn, where Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball , Collins ..... trying to be Jason Collins,” he said. “What Jackie Robinson did for the sport of baseball and our society [is] tremendous
American sports to announce he is gay, Real Clear Sports has a list of the top 10 barrier-breaking athletes. No. 1 is Jackie Robinson , followed by Billie Jean King and Jesse Owens . Others on the list include one-handed major league pitcher Jim Abbott