Celebrating Jackie Robinson on his birthday

Writer’s Note: Jackie Robinson would’ve turned 95 today. In honour of his birthday, I present to you the short bio that I wrote for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s website. Prior to breaking Major League Baseball’s colour barrier in 1947, Jackie Robinson starred at second base for the Montreal Royals, a Brooklyn Dodgers farmContinue reading “Celebrating Jackie Robinson on his birthday”

Canadian Baseball Network Podcast – Jackie Robinson in Canada

I don’t like to listen to myself talk (a lot of stammering), but I was honoured to be asked to speak about Jackie Robinson’s 1946 season with the Montreal Royals for a Canadian Baseball Network podcast (I talked for about 40 minutes). With help from Peter Bean, Scott Crawford and Alexis Brudnicki, I believe thisContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Network Podcast – Jackie Robinson in Canada”

Scott Crawford of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame talks Jackie Robinson on Canada AM

In case you missed it, Scott Crawford, director of operations at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., appeared on CTV’s Canada AM to talk about Jackie Robinson and, in particular, his 1946 season with the Montreal Royals. Here’s a link to Scott’s CTV appearance: http://is.gd/TAO0s1 The new Robinson biopic “42” opensContinue reading “Scott Crawford of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame talks Jackie Robinson on Canada AM”

Jackie Robinson could’ve been a football star

If times were different, Jackie Robinson could’ve been Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders. Unfortunately, in the late ’30s and early ’40s, Jim Crow reigned, leaving him with few professional opportunities. The multi-sport star lived in a shameful era when a black man was fortunate to find a job, let alone make a living as anContinue reading “Jackie Robinson could’ve been a football star”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to be present at premiere of new Jackie Robinson movie

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca)  The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be on the red carpet in Toronto as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present, a Legendary Pictures Production, and the Brian Helgeland film, “42.” Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”) wrote and directed the drama “42”Continue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to be present at premiere of new Jackie Robinson movie”

Happy Birthday to Jackie Robinson!

Writer’s Note: Jackie Robinson would’ve turned 94 today. In honour of his birthday, I present to you the short bio that I wrote for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s website. Prior to breaking Major League Baseball’s colour barrier in 1947, Jackie Robinson starred at second base for the Montreal Royals, a Brooklyn Dodgers farmContinue reading “Happy Birthday to Jackie Robinson!”