Jackie Robinson’s 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers contract sells for $276K

Jackie Robinson’s 1949 contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers sold for $276,000 early Monday morning. The price paid was more than 20 times what was paid in 2000 ($13,558) for a large collection of Robinson’s items auctioned off by his widow, Rachel. “Jackie Robinson is a name that transcends sports fandom, which gave this contract a

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Statue of Jackie Robinson unveiled at Dodger Stadium

After all the lovely words had been spoken, the blue curtain raised, and the majestic statue of Jackie Robinson unveiled, his daughter reflected on a day she called powerful and inspirational. “It was wonderful,” Sharon Robinson said, “to share that with Mom.” Rachel Robinson is 94. She celebrated Saturday by sharing stories with Vin Scully,

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Museum Part of Big Year for Robinson’s Legacy

NEW YORK — This was already an especially big year for the Jackie Robinson family, with next month’s 70th anniversary of the breaking of baseball’s color barrier, the dramatic unveiling of No. 42’s statue on April 15 at Dodger Stadium, and the 95th birthday of Jackie’s wife, Rachel, in July. It just got a lot

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An Andre the Giant documentary is coming, thanks to HBO and Bill Simmons

Andre the Giant—fearsome professional wrestler, beloved cinematic rhyming giant—will soon be the subject of a documentary. Deadline is reporting that the film will be produced by Bill Simmons, the sports media mogul behind The Ringer and formerly of ESPN’s lamented/late Grantland. The documentary will be in collaboration with HBO (which canceled Simmons’ talk show in

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Old Jackie Robinson Contracts on Display at Busch This Week

What’s called the sports equivalent of the Emancipation Proclamation will be on display Thursday and Friday at Busch Stadium – two baseball contracts signed by Jackie Robinson, one of which led to the breaking of baseball’s color barrier. Entrepreneur Mykalia Kontilia purchased them three years ago and is using them to launch his new auction

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CMG Signs Baseball Legend Ernie Banks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Estate of Ernie Banks and CMG Worldwide, Inc. Announce Partnership July 11, 2016 – Finalized in July, a collaboration between the Estate of Ernie Banks and CMG Worldwide will promote and preserve Ernie Banks’ legacy for years to come. CMG Worldwide’s 35 years of experience places the company at the forefront

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Muhammad Ali’s Broadway Debut Wowed A Lifelong Fan

Yes, The Greatest really starred in a show on The Great White Way – but not for long. Banned from boxing for resisting the draft, Muhammad Ali turned to Broadway in 1969 and headlined the racially charged musical “Buck White.” Created by Oscar Brown Jr., who wrote the songs and adapted the story from Joseph

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