Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

On this day 69 years ago, Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier at Ebbets Field as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. And in 2004, Major League Baseball adopted April 15th as Jackie Robinson Day, allowing every player to wear the pioneer’s number “42.” With the release of a new documentary chronicling Robinson’s life, WAMC looks back at how an area congressman worked to honor one of America’s greatest historical figures.

Any Questions #242

Apr 15, 2016
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel celebrate No. 42 with a show about Jackie Robinson.


On the road to the Stanley Cup, the Islanders edged Florida 5-4, Washington blanked Philadelphia 2-0, Dallas shut out Minnesota 4-0, and it was San Jose over Los Angeles 4-3.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Apr 17, 2013
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The victims of the Boston Marathon bombings were remembered throughout the sports world last night. The Red Sox and Indians wore black armbands in Cleveland, while several teams including the Yankees played the Fenway Park favorite "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond. Furthermore, the Celtics postponed their game against Indiana and in the NHL the Bruins game was also postponed.

Checking baseball news, Boston used a seven-run second inning to rip the Indians 7-2. Mike Napoli capped the rally with a three-run double, one day after his walk-off double against Tampa Bay.

Rob Edelman: Jackie Robinson

Apr 1, 2013

42 is a new biopic about the life of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who was the first African-American to play in the major leagues during the 20th-century. But this new Jackie Robinson film is not the first Jackie Robinson film. THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY came to movie theaters in 1950: 63 years ago, three short years after Jackie debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers.