MLB – 1947 – Interviews With Red Barber + Joe Black + Al Gionfriddo About Dodgers Jackie Robinson

In 1997, MLB retired Jackie Roosevelt Robinson’s uniform number 42 across all major league teams….which made him the first professional athlete in any sport to be so honored….plus, MLB also adopted a new annual tradition of “Jackie Robinson Day”….when for the first time on April 15, 2004 that every player on every team wears No. 42…..which is still recognized…

MLB – 1947 To 1956 – The Story Of Jackie Robinson – With Hostess Audrey Kates

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era…..as he broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.  When the Dodgers signed Robinson….they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880’s. Robinson was…

MLB – 1947 – Highlights – The 1947 Season + World Series + Jackie Robinson As 1st Black Player

The 1947 Major League Baseball season, on opening day, the New York Giants were at the Phillies….the Yankees were home in the Bronx against the Philadelphia A’s….and the Brooklyn Dodgers were home to open against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field…..while Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers lineup, playing first base….which began a new chapter in Major League Baseball….for it was the first time an African American had been allowed…

MLB – 1947 – Dodger Catcher Roy Campanella On His + Jackie Robinson Meeting With Commissioner Rickey

DOG COMMENTARY: This video provides a wonderful piece of baseball history featuring two men who played a significant part in breaking the color barrier in not only Major League Baseball….but rather in the world of sports….and we are overjoyed to have this piece of “pure gold” in our treasure chest of memories….as these two legendary hall of…

MLB – Music Special – Talking Baseball With Willie Mickey & The Duke – HOF Songwriter Terry Cashman

DOG COMMENTARY: Terry Cashman is a record producer and singer-songwriter from New York City….who is best known for his 1981 hit “Talkin’ Baseball.”….for while the song is well recognized today….it was all but ignored by typical Top 40 radio during its chart life….while making only the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Cashman was the lead singer for a band…

MLB – Special – The Old Ball Game – Host Commissioner Branch Rickey imasportsphile.com

DOG COMMENTARY: Talk about an absolute treasure of video baseball footage….for this video is very special to Bone Daddy….cuz it features some of the oldest video footage of any sport that Imasportsphile has in its 2300 hours of vintage sports, comedy and music that is continually being posted almost every day to Imasportsphile….and after posting…

MLB – Special – History Of Black Players In Baseball – The Boys In The Field Of The Negro Leagues

DOG COMMENTARY: The Negro leagues were United States professional baseball leagues comprising teams predominantly made up of African Americans and, to a lesser extent, Latin Americans. The term may be used broadly to include professional black teams outside the leagues and it may be used narrowly for the seven relatively successful leagues beginning in 1920…

Special – 1947 – Magic Year In Sports Prt 1

DOG ASIDE: The year was 1947….and athletes and fans returned home from the war and started a whole new world of sports….as television was just around the corner. 1947 saw NFL Champs Chicago Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Eagles 28 – 21 to win the NFL….Jackie Robinson became the 1st black to play MLB….the NY Yankees…