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  Baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baseball is played between two teams of nine players each on a baseball field, usually under the authority of one or more officials, called umpires.
Baseball history is full of heroes and goats—men who in the heat of the moment (the "clutch") distinguished themselves with a timely hit or catch, or an untimely strikeout or error.
Baseball is thought to be a direct descendant of cricket, rounders, and town ball (which was much like rounders), though the game's true origins are uncertain.
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 Baseball color line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Baseball color line was the unwritten policy which excluded African American baseball players from Organized Ball in the United States before 1947.
In 1943, baseball executive Bill Veeck attempted to buy the Philadelphia Phillies franchise; rumors began circulating that he intended to purchase the contracts of several Negro Leaguers in order to make the longtime also-rans more competitive in a period when war requirements had depleted most rosters.
The color line was formally breached when Branch Rickey, with the support of the new baseball commissioner, Albert "Happy" Chandler, signed the African American player Jackie Robinson in 1946, intending him to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League.
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Baseball history is full of heroes and goats—men who in the heat of the moment distinguished themselves with a timely hit or catch, or an untimely strikeout or error.
Baseball is thought to be a direct descendant of cricket, rounders, and town ball, though the game's origins are uncertain.
A series of strikes and lockouts began in baseball, affecting portions of the 1972 and 1981 seasons and culminating in the infamous strike of 1994 that led to the cancellation of the World Series.
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 get that 'negro' off the field!
Baseball is America's National pastime- although it is played worldwide, its immense popularity since its inception around 1840 has placed it in the forefront of all American sport activities.
The growth of Negro League baseball between the years 1900 and 1920 is analogous to the demographic changes of the Great Migration: fl Americans moved in large numbers to the Northern cities and their urbanization yielded new and varied cultural expressions.
With the racist baseball commissioner Judge Landis having died in 1944, the stage was set for Branch Rickey, the enigmatic head of the Brooklyn Dodgers franchise, to desegregate the national pastime.
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 Nolan Ryan article - Nolan Ryan January 31 1947 baseball pitcher Major League Baseball Refugio, - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
(born January 31, 1947) was a professional baseball pitcher for more than a quarter century and still holds many Major League Baseball pitching records, some of which are so far beyond any previous marks that they are likely to stand for many years to come.
He was by far the most dominant pitcher in the National League, leading the league in ERA (2.76) and strikeouts (270) at the age of 40.
Nolan Ryan was elected to the United States Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999, in his first year of eligibility.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Nolan_Ryan   (987 words)

 African Americans - Baseball's Negro Leagues, Breaking the Color Line: 1860's - 1947
Baseball rules and teams were gradually formalized during the mid and late 1800s.
The baseball establishment also frowned on interracial barnstorming and white players were eventually banned from wearing their major league uniforms in these games.
The first fl baseball player to cross the "color line" would be subjected to intense public scrutiny, and Rickey knew that the player would have to be more than a talented athlete to succeed.
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 Timeline 1947
1947 Jan 15, A grisly, still-unsolved murder case came to light in Los Angeles as the mutilated remains of 22-year-old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, known as the "Black Dahlia" for the dark outfits she wore, were found dumped in a vacant lot.
1947 Feb 1, Algis Ratnikas, timeliner, was born in a refugee camp in Munich, Germany, to Jonas and Stase Ratnikas from Lithuania.
1947 Aug 10, Ian Anderson, rocker (Jethro Tull-Bungle in the Jungle), was born in Scotland.
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 MSN Encarta - Jackie Robinson
Rickey was a baseball innovator who had decided to challenge the league’s whites-only color barrier.
Breaking baseball’s color barrier was a serious challenge, and Robinson met fierce resistance from many players and fans.
The Dodgers won the 1947 NL pennant and Robinson was named the rookie of the year in the major leagues.
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 Transactions in 1947 - Baseball-Reference.com
The Philadelphia Athletics drafted Billy DeMars from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 rule V draft.
The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Johnny Blatnik from the Cleveland Indians in the 1947 rule V draft.
The Boston Braves drafted Paul Burris from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 minor league draft.
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 1947 Varsity Baseball
The early practices were held in the gym mainly for the pitchers and catchers.
The MHS AA receives $375 from the budget and $100 is approximately taken in at the games, which means that the school will operate at a loss of $400 unless 400 tags priced at $1.00 are purchased by residents of the community.
A 1947 opponent that is common to today’s schedule was Chambersburg.
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 Ryan, Nolan --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Baseball's original million-dollar player, Nolan Ryan became the first pitcher to strike out more than 5,000 batters.
Born Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr., in Refugio, Tex., on Jan. 31, 1947, he was signed by the New York Mets at age 18 and began major league play in 1968.
In 1983 U.S. National League baseball player Steve Carlton became the second pitcher to surpass Walter Johnson's career record of 3,508 strikeouts (Nolan Ryan was the first).
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 Major League Baseball : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Using baseball as a metaphor for life, the curriculum is based on nine values demonstrated by the late Baseball Hall of Famer and barrier breaker, Jackie Robinson: Determination, Commitment, Persistence, Integrity, Justice, Courage, Teamwork, Citizenship and Excellence.
RBI is a youth outreach program designed to promote interest in baseball, increase the self-esteem of disadvantaged children, and encourage kids to stay in school and off the streets.
The Major League Baseball Urban Youth Initiative is a comprehensive program to grow the game of baseball, promote diversity, make meaningful contributions to inner-city communities, provide safe and organized recreational activities for urban youth, and prepare high school players for college and professional baseball and softball.
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 Off the Kuff: Baseball Archives
The Los Angeles Dodgers, the franchise that broke the color line in Major League Baseball in 1947, may be about to shatter another barrier, as they are interviewing Kim Ng for their open General Manager job.
Finally, I can't close this piece without noting that while Ng would be a trailblazer in baseball, she herself is walking in the footsteps of Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask.
Using the Baseball Reference leagues page as my guide, I put together two lists, one which sorts teams by length of time before their first pennant, and the other which sorts them by lenght of time since their last pennant.
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 Leo Durocher's 1947 suspension. - Baseball Fever
The official excuse given out was that Leo was hanging out with gamblers, and had married actress Laraine Day in Mexico, before her California divorce was final.
The official excuse given out was that Leo was hanging out with gamblers, and had married a woman in Mexico, before her US divorce was final.
March 8, 1947: In Havana's new Stadium del Cerro, the Dodgers, behind three pitchers, beat the Yankees in 10 innings 1—0.
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 Baseball Almanac - Year In Review : 1947 American League
Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler announced the development of the first official pension plan for major leaguers.
The plan stated that any player with five years experience would receive a check for $50 a month at age fifty, and $10 a month over the next five years.
On September 28, 1947, the St. Louis Browns were playing the Chicago White Sox.
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 Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947-1957   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Similarly forced, on the gender angle, is the characterization of the colorful Dodger fan Hilda Chester as a "single mother", even though her child was an adult.
That women were vastly outnumbered by men watching baseball games in bars in the 1950s seems to have little to do with the Dodgers.
The Reason: the Dodger move did not just re-locate a baseball team, it destroyed a distinct culture, which is probably the best explanation.
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 Jackie Robinson | BaseballLibrary.com
In the 1987 survey "Player's Choice," Robinson was called the greatest of his era at second base, where he set a club record for fielding average and teamed with Pee Wee Reese as one of the game's great double-play combinations, and was also named fifth best at third.
When jubilant fans chased him for three blocks after the last game, a fl journalist wrote, "It was probably the only day in history that a fl man ran from a white mob with love instead of lynching on its mind." Fans later erected a statue of him near the ballpark.
June 15, 1991: Former baseball commissioner Albert "Happy" Chandler dies of a stroke at age 92.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/R/Robinson_Jackie.stm   (4660 words)

 1947 Baseball Records Poster w/Stan Musial
1947 Baseball Records poster featuring a drawing labeled as Stan Musial on the front.
Folds out to about 28" x 22" to reveal a very large chart of batting and pitching records from 1901 - 1947.
Only very mild mildew stains on the lower right corner which are not as bad as the scan indicates.
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 1947 | Western Canada Baseball
1947 marked the inaugural of what would become one of the highlights of a prairie summer.
The small community of Indian Head had held a tournament in July with 29 teams competing in junior and amateur categories.
One of the featured performers in the 1947 event was Bert Shepard, a minor league pitcher before serving in the Second World War.
www.attheplate.com /wcbl/1947_1.htm   (260 words)

 NESBL | NE Sask Baseball League
Decision to operate during 1947 was reached at a meeting held at Canora on Thursday evening of last week.
Club was agreed that the coach should train all baseball teams in town including the collegiate where the ground work could be laid for future baseball material.
Hyas had a group of baseball players which were so overwhelmingly strong that no baseball team in the league or area were able to overcome them.
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 Amazon.com: Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Opening Day of the baseball season was always a festive occasion in Jersey City on the banks of the Passaic River.
Baseball was a pioneering vechicle for social questioning and challenged many men other than Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson into greatness.
In 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and became a myth himself.
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 Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947-1957   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He was, by all accounts, a consummate professional baseball player with a deep-rooted killer instinct, and an insatiable desire to win at all costs.
He was a mouthy, malicious bench-jockey who handed back the abuse he received in kind and drove many a cracker redneck to hopeless rage and ineffective play.
This is, at least, some of "The Best of Baseball." Of the available books on the subject, this may be the best choice to satisfy your interest.
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 Baseball Almanac - Year In Review : 1947 National League
It was later determined that a single, tenth-place vote (or better) would have granted him the two points that were necessary to top DiMaggio.
The quote at the top of the page was made on April 9, 1947, when the Office of the Commissioner suspended
On September 11, 1947 Kiner hit three again to become only the second National League player in history to have two three-home run games during the same season.
www.baseball-almanac.com /yearly/yr1947n.shtml   (905 words)

 Baseball - Integration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thus the official integration of Major League baseball, which occurred when the Brooklyn Dodgers recruited Jackie Robinson in 1947, was a ground-breaking event.
Although in response to the injustices of segregation, it is difficult to regard baseball integration in 1947, particularly the reality of integration, as a entirely positive event.
The implications of integration for fl baseball players, as well as implications for the larger fl communities, should not be overlooked.
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 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to play in major league baseball in 1947 - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Its interesting that this is one of the times that baseball was ahead of the society it entertained.
In 1947 (seven years prior to Brown Vs. The Board of Education), 85% of Americans were against the integration of baseball as were 15 out of 16 of the league's owners.
Jackie Robinson is every bit deserving of his place in the hall of fame because of his playing ability and his status as a gargantuan icon for the step toward a tolerant and integrated society.
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 Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
Robinson was rookie of the year in 1947, and was voted the league's Most Valuable Player in 1949 when he batted.342 and drove in 124 runs.
He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1962.
Born in Cairo, Ga., Robinson was raised in Pasadena, Calif. and was a four-sport letterman at UCLA.
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 October 1947 - Baseball Fever
That was probably the best move Veeck made in the 1947 off-season.
In adding pluses and minuses let us not forget that Boudreau was the MVP in 1948, was second in the league with a.355 BA and was near the top in a lot of other categories.
In 1947 the Tribe was 80-74 and finished fourth.
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 Baseball: Baseball Strikes Out --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But baseball, despite the spread of the game throughout the globe and the growing influence of Asian and Latin American leagues and players, is the...
Baseball has been called America's national pastime, and for more than 150 years people of all ages have enjoyed playing or watching the game all over the world.
Although best known as one of baseball's most intimidating and dominant pitchers, Bob Gibson combined his prowess on the mound with astute defense and effective hitting.
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 Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947-1957   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He captures both the racial intensity surrounding Jackie Robinson's breaking the color line, and the controversy it generated on the team, in baseball, and the nation.
Prince goes on to open the door to the male culture of Brooklyn's bars, the wonderful baseball played by thousands of Brooklyn's boys on the Parade Grounds, including many who made the leap to the Dodger's minor league farm system, as those who made the ultimate jump to the majors.
And Prince doesn't ignore the underside of the Dodger experience: the paternity suits and "baseball Annies," the routine baseball-related 50's sexism, and the ethnic conflicts that went with the Brooklyn territory.
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