A collection of news and information related to Branch Rickey published by this site and its partners.
Displaying items 1-12 of 26 » View all items1 2 3 Next >
Netflix's newest original series will be science fiction from the duo behind the "The Matrix" trilogy. Netflix announced Wednesday that it would stream "Sense8" late next year for subscribers. The series is the first foray into television for Andy and...
When Chadwick Boseman was cast as Jackie Robinson in the race-themed baseball drama "42," he was immediately confronted by someone with personal knowledge of the renowned ballplayer: the late athlete's widow, Rachel Robinson. "The first thing she said...
I suppose you could get tired of honoring Vin Scully, but doubt it will ever happen. Scully, who was voted into the broadcaster’s wing of the Hall of Fame back in 1982, is scheduled to be given yet another honor Saturday night at the annual...
When I was 7 years old, my friends and I would play football in my backyard for hours, often with my mother watching through the kitchen window. One of the games we played was called "smear the queer." At the time I didn't know what "queer" meant. I...
Everyone wondered what a team like Oregon would do if it met Alabama on a field that could also serve as a laboratory beaker. Would Oregon's up-tempo offense fizzle when mixed with Alabama's bone-crushing defense, or explode like Mentos combined with...
24 Frames"42," the Jackie Robinson baseball movie starring Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, also features Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca. Directed by Brian Helgeland, it will be released at the start of next year's baseball season....
The Fabulous ForumBASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Babe Ruth played a part in the institution of Major League Baseball's first trade deadline. As we get closer to the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline, thoughts generally turn to where players like Carlos Beltran......
Los Angeles Times Book CriticBranch Rickey Jimmy Breslin Viking/Penguin Lives: 148 pp., $19.95 "I had a problem for a writer," Jimmy Breslin tells us in the prologue to "Branch Rickey," his impressionistic portrait of baseball's great emancipator, the man responsible for...
Tags: Jackie Robinson, Human Interest, Book, Politics, Barack Obama
Los Angeles TimesAh, the sounds of spring. The crack of the bat, the smack of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt, the ka-ching of cash registers totaling up sales of books on baseball out this season. Just as ESPN seems to lean toward the American League East for...
Duke Snider, one of the Brooklyn Dodgers' "Boys of Summer" and among a celebrated trio of New York center fielders in the 1950s, died Sunday. He was 84. Snider died at Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, the Dodgers announced. No cause was...
Sports Legend Revealed: Was Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk when he struck out Tony Lazzeri in Game 7 of the 1926 World Series?The Fabulous ForumBASEBALL LEGEND: Grover Cleveland Alexander was drunk and/or asleep in the bullpen when he was called out to face Tony Lazzeri in the 7th inning of Game 7 of the 1926 World Series. STATUS: I'm Going With False. Modern baseball......
Sports Legend Revealed: A series of fortuitous events turned Harry Heilmann, an 18-year-old bookkeeper, into a baseball Hall of FamerThe Fabulous ForumBASEBALL LEGEND: A series of fortuitous events turned an 18-year-old bookkeeper who had never played organized baseball into a Hall of Famer. STATUS: True. With the fact that both Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, two of the best baseball players......
Mar 28, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 12, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 11, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 13, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Nov 10, 2012 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Jun 12, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Jul 27, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Apr 3, 2011 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 6, 2011 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Feb 28, 2011 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 28, 2010 | Los Angeles Times
Jan 11, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Original site for Branch Rickey topic gallery.