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Since the beginning of the sport, runners and catchers colliding at the plate have been a huge part of baseball. Bottom of the 9th, down by one, one out, and a runner on third, everyone knows what is about to happen. Batter pops it up to shallow right field, runner tags and it’s going to be close. Right fielder lasers it home and the runner and catcher collide. Everyone is on the edge of their seat. The umpire throws his hands in the air — “Safe”. Run is in and the home team forces extra innings. The “Play at the Plate” More >
Jackie Robinson was an African American born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919. He was the youngest of five brothers and sisters. Deserted by his father at a young age, Jackie’s family struggled with poverty. Seeking a better life, the Robinson family eventually left Georgia and moved to Pasadena, California where Jackie enrolled into John Muir High School and began to play sports. He quickly earned a spot on multiple varsity teams and lettered in four sports: track, basketball, football and baseball.
Jackie was a diamond in the rough and people were starting to recognize that. He excelled in everything More >