Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera deserved a storybook ending Sunday, but things do happen in this game. Still, it was quite a day at the Stadium.
Vandals scrawled anti-Semitic and racist slurs on the statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese.
A statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese that was vandalized with messages of hate earlier this month will be rededicated Monday, before the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Staten Island Yankees.
Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera has condemned the defilement of a Jackie Robinson statue outside MCU Park at Coney Island.
The parks department power-washed the messages away. Police are considering hate crime charges in the case.
“Defacing the Jackie Robinson statue is a dagger in the heart to everything America stands for,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a statement, “and I hope those who are responsible are caught, punished, and taught why what they did is so disgusting and offensive.”
Somebody spray-painted swastikas and racist slurs on the statue which depicts Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese in a famous pose from 1947.
Elijah “Pumpsie” Green was born in Boley, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1933. In 1959, at the age of 25, he would take the field as a member of the Boston Red Sox.
A glove worn by baseball icon Jackie Robinson in the 1955 and 1956 World Series has been auctioned for $373,002.
Mo sat in front of a sculpture of Jackie Robinson’s No. 42, and chatted about everything from his cut fastball to the 2000 World Series that pitted New York’s teams against one another in a true Subway Series.
Mariano Rivera, the Final 42, sui generis of any generation, the man whose mythology isn’t hyperbole. To list his bona fides is to not only insult him and you, but also his peers, since he has none.
Collins is ready for his journey and has taken the important first step. It’s important for him. It’s important for sports. It’s important for humanity.
Jackie Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, stopped by the WFAN studios Thursday to talk about her Hall-of-Famer husband and his historic role in breaking baseball’s color barrier 66 years ago.
Maybe it’s too soon this second, but by tomorrow we will clamor for sports, for the soothing transaction of a three-pointer, the staccato squeak of sneakers, the crisp crack of a bat meeting a ball.
Baseball is holding its annual Jackie Robinson Day on the 66th anniversary of his breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers.