vintagecleveland:

Fans at Cleveland Municipal Stadium for Camera Day, 1952

(Sporting News Archives)

(via pitchersandpoets)

For Jackie to play in the major leagues, that meant that one white boy wasn’t going to play. We had played against these fellas and they knew that we could play. And they knew if we were allowed to play, a lot of them wouldn’t play. See? Jackie was the ide’al person for that job because I knew fellas at that time that were better than Jackie, but I don’t think they would have taken the insults and things like that. He was the only one that could have carried that load because he knew that if he had done something wrong, he could set it back fifty more years.

—Buck O’Neil - Baseball: A Film By Ken Burns

(Source: pbs.org)

mightyflynn:

1955
photo by Ralph Morse

mightyflynn:

1955

photo by Ralph Morse

life:

65 years ago today Jackie Robinson stepped onto Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, changing professional baseball forever. Breaking the color barrier, Robinson was the first African American player in Major League Baseball.Read more about his legacy here.
Pictured: Jackie Robinson poses for LIFE’s Allan Grant during filming of The Jackie Robinson Story, 1950. (Allan Grant—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

life:

65 years ago today Jackie Robinson stepped onto Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, changing professional baseball forever. Breaking the color barrier, Robinson was the first African American player in Major League Baseball.

Read more about his legacy here.

Pictured: Jackie Robinson poses for LIFE’s Allan Grant during filming of The Jackie Robinson Story, 1950. (Allan Grant—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

painttheblack:

Jack Hannahan: Supermannahan. And now Shin-Soo Choo’s wingmannahan.
(Source)

painttheblack:

Jack Hannahan: Supermannahan. And now Shin-Soo Choo’s wingmannahan.

(Source)

(Source: kissmyfasstball, via musiquedevie)

mightyflynn:

Progressive Field
Cleveland, Ohio
photo espn via troyhermo

mightyflynn:

Progressive Field

Cleveland, Ohio

photo espn via troyhermo

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