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Category: Sports by Brooks

VICTIMS OF NFL COLOR LINE WERE NUMEROUS, UNFORGETTABLE

The desegregation of Major League Baseball by Jackie Robinson in 1947 is one of the most prominent events in the popular historical narrative of the United States.

And in the 75 years that the story of the erasure of baseball’s color line has been told, some of the great Negro League players who never got a chance to play Major League Baseball – and without whom the desegregation of the game would have not taken place – have been recognized in varying ways including induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and permanent veneration at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

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JACKIE ROBINSON WAS FOOTBALL HERO BEFORE BASEBALL STAR

Eight years before he became the first Black person in the United States to play Major League Baseball in the 20th century, Jackie Robinson was already one of the most famous Black Americans in the United States.

Because in 1939, Robinson, Kenny Washington, Woody Strode and Ray Bartlett were the reason that the UCLA football squad that year became the first team in the white-dominated world of commercial spectator sports in America to be led by multiple Black players.

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SHOOTING THE 3: FRED SEGAL OF TWITTER’S FREEZING COLD TAKES

If you’re reading this, odds are you enjoy talking and, perhaps, writing about sports. And if you write and/or talk about sports, you know that to do so without making an occasional bold prediction is almost physically impossible. Enter Fred Segal, an attorney from South Florida, who has created a widely-followed Twitter account based on the aforementioned, nearly irresistible predilection. Segal, who graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 and Nova Southeastern University Law School in 2007, began memorializing particularly unfortunate sports predications by mostly …

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SHOOTING THE 3: MICHAEL MCCARTHY OF FRONT OFFICE SPORTS

Front Office Sports Senior Writer Michael McCarthy has long been in the vanguard of sports business media, having contributed in that capacity to the NEW YORK TIMES, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, WALL STREET JOURNAL, CNBC, USA TODAY, SPORTING NEWS, NEWSDAY and ADWEEK. The multi-platform journalist frequently appears as a guest on TV/Radio/Podcasts to discuss sports business, media and marketing news. McCarthy has appeared on everything from CBS This Morning, NBC’s Today, Fox & Friends and Access Hollywood to CNBC, CNN, NPR and the BBC. …

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SHOOTING THE 3: BEN STRAUSS OF THE WASHINGTON POST

Since joining the Washington Post as a sports and media reporter one year ago, Ben Strauss has made an unmistakable impression on the sports media industry thanks to a body of work that has included exclusive interviews, breaking news and a natural knack for extracting hooks out of whatever he happens to be reporting on at the time. With his most recent coup, an exclusive interview with then-embattled ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro, Strauss placed his employer on the cutting edge of the hottest sports media story of 2019. It was no coincidence. …

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SHOOTING THE 3: ANDREW SICILIANO OF THE RED ZONE CHANNEL

With the advent of the all-action Red Zone Channel on Direct TV in 2005, the way Americans consumed their favorite commercial spectator sport – NFL football – was changed forever. Andrew Siciliano was, is and shall remain for all-time the name and face forever associated with that groundbreaking moment in sports television history. Andrew grew up outside of Washington, D.C., in Reston, Va., and attended Syracuse University. …

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