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Boston Red Sox Hire Bianca Smith as First Black Woman Coach in Baseball History
January 7, 2021
Bianca Smith, 29, becomes the first Black woman to coach in professional baseball. She will work with the team’s infielders at the Red Sox minor league facility in Fort Meyers, Fla. ... read more »
MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league
December 17, 2020
Willie Mays will add some hits to his record, Monte Irvin’s big-league batting average should climb over .300 and Satchel Paige may add nearly 150 victories to his total. ... read more »
Dodgers Pay Tribute to Veterans With Week of Activations
November 11, 2020
The 2020 World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers are celebrating our country’s veterans with a week of activations, including the front office sending Letters of Gratitude and care packages to veterans and active military personnel, participating in a veteran-led Town Hall and renovating the outdoor space at a Veterans Center downtown. ... read more »
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CELEBRATION OF LIFE: MLB Great Bob Gibson Dies at 84
October 9, 2020
Gibson emerged as a raw, but immensely talented rookie who would not be denied stardom. He became a full-time starting pitcher in July 1961 and earned his first All-Star appearance in 1962. Gibson won two of three games he pitched in the 1964 World Series, then won 20 games in a season for the first time in 1965. Gibson also pitched three complete game victories in the 1967 World Series. ... read more »
NFL Chief Doctor Says Teams, Players Must Be Educated About Risks of COVID
August 6, 2020
Reportedly, training camps are equipped with proximity tracking devices that will alert players or staff when they are too close to one other. The device also collects data, making contact tracing easier if someone does become infected with the coronavirus. ... read more »
LA County Department of Mental Health Announces Partnership with Dodgers to Promote Mental Health Awareness
September 27, 2019
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) today announced a multi-year partnership focused on bringing issues surrounding mental health out of the shadows and into the public through a multi-faceted awareness campaign. ... read more »
NFL Owners’ Treatment of Colin Kaepernick Disgraces League and Country
September 6, 2018
President Trump led the outcry against the protesters, slurring any player who takes a knee as a “son of a bitch.” The league owners panicked. One result was that Kaepernick — one of the most talented quarterbacks in a league that suffers a shortage of skilled players in that position — found himself locked out of a job. ... read more »
UCLA Announces Jackie Robinson Scholarship
May 31, 2017
The $1 million scholarship fund will offer support scholarships to students involved in men's baseball, track-and-field, football and basketball ... read more »
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Ken Griffey Sr.: An Icon in Baseball and Health
February 15, 2017
George Kenneth Griffey Sr. had an iconic 18-year run in Major League Baseball as a right fielder, winning the World Series twice, becoming a three-time MLB All Star and being the first player in Major League Baseball to play with his son on the same team. ... read more »
Agent: Yasiel Puig expects to be sent to minors by Dodgers
August 2, 2016
Yasiel Puig expects to be sent to the minors on Tuesday after the Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to trade him at the deadline ... read more »
Legendary Sports Journalist Brad Pye Returns Home to the Sentinel
March 30, 2016
Legendary Los Angeles sportscaster and writer Brad Pye, Jr. returned home to the Los Angeles Sentinel this month and was named by Los Angeles Sentinel Executive Publisher Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. as sports editor emeritus for the newspaper. “It’s a great homecoming and it gives me a great opportunity to get back in the saddle again,” Pye said. ... read more »
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