Jackie Robinson

In Memoriam: Ralph Branca

Jackie Robinson on November 24, 2016

With deep sadness, the Jackie Robinson Foundation mourns the loss of Dodger great Ralph Branca, who played a significant role in an important chapter in the history of Major League Baseball. Debuting with the team in 1944, the New York native and three-time All-Star pitcher won 80 games for the Dodgers with a career-high 21 […]

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Sharon Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s Daughter, Reflects on Baseball in Cuba

Jackie Robinson on April 4, 2016

On Opening Day, Sharon Robinson reflects on relations between the United States and Cuba and the “unifying game of baseball.”

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In Memoriam: Monte Irvin

Jackie Robinson on January 13, 2016

The Jackie Robinson Foundation mourns the loss of Monte Irvin, the former Negro Leaguer and then power hitting Giant’s outfielder who joined the Major Leagues in 1949, only two years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Although entering a league that had become slightly more diverse in the ensuing seasons, Mr. Irvin still endured […]

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