By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — In 1972, the Swinging Oakland Athletics were going for their first championship of the seventies against the National League powerhouse, The Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds. It was also the 25th anniversary of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson entering Major League Baseball breaking the color barrier with the […]Read more "THE WORLD SERIES, JACKIE ROBINSON, & MLB"
By Gary Norris Gray, BASN-Newsroom-Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-The United States of America is going through another episode of traumatic race relations, with this country’s leader turning a blind eye to the current crises and even aiding and abetting the enemy with his comments. This on the 71st anniversary of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson breaking the […]Read more "HAPPY JACKIE ROBINSON DAY 2018"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — When the name Jackie Roosevelt Robinson comes up in present-day conversation, many things are said and written. As we’ve known for over seven decades, the native of Cairo, Georgia would forever change the face of baseball. But in many ways, Jackie was and still is […]Read more "The Pioneer: 42 Things You Should Know About Jackie Robinson"
By Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Does anyone really care anymore? MINNESOTA — This year’s annual Jackie Robinson Day (April 15) held by Major League Baseball (MLB) has come and gone. Unfortunately, as I sat last Saturday in a virtually all-White press box watching a game where players of both teams wore Robinson’s No. 42 on […]Read more "Blacks scarce at annual Jackie Robinson Day game"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) — This past weekend, Major League Baseball celebrated the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut as the first Black player in modern baseball history. While Robinson’s feat is something that should always be celebrated — not just on April 15th — the story of the […]Read more "BASN Classics: 14 Things You Should Know About Larry Doby"