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These Images Show The History Behind Places We Walk By Every Day

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices

Every day, we walk in the very places where history was made years ago. Sometimes that location is marked by a plaque or a statue, but other times we ...

Race in Baseball: A Fan's Journey From Ebbets to Wrigley

David Protess | Posted 06.17.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

The pregame ritual happened every spring between 1951 and 1956. I bounded down the stairs of my family's two-flat in Brooklyn, a leather mitt covering my left hand, and excitedly knocked on my grandparents' door. Ready to go, Pop?

Interview: Actor Alan Tudyk Plays a Racist in 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In the film about Jackie Robinson's first year in the majors, Chapman shows up spitting one racial epithet after another from in front of the Phillies' dugout at Ebbets Field, a monologue of bitter bigotry that left Tudyk feeling slightly hungover after each day of filming.

Duke Snider -- Farewell, My Hero

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert E. Murphy

They played more than half a century ago, so most of them are gone, the Brooklyn Dodgers that I knew. This one hurts. For me and most of the kids of the 1950s, he was the one. Our hero.

Dreaming About, and Mourning for, the Dodgers' Billy Loes

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert E. Murphy

I was thinking about a dream yesterday morning when, turning to the sports pages of the Times, I spotted a brief notice directing me to the obituary page: Billy Loes, 80, had died in a hospice in Tucson, Arizona.

Baseball & Hot Dogs

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Cheryl Carlesimo

Our good friend George Duran, the host of Food Network's Ham on the Street, and now TLC's Ultimate Cake Off, grew up in Venezuela where baseball is an obsession, and he shared his recipe for Venezuelan Hot Dogs with us.

Vin Scully's Last Innings

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Robert E. Murphy

Vin Scully, if he is as decent a man as I think he is, must know that the Dodgers' flight from Brooklyn for 300 acres of central Los Angeles was a shameful maneuver.

Ebbets Field, Redux

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

Last night, in an arena where Shea's name fittingly joins the retired numbers of Seaver, Stengel, Hodges and Jackie Robinson, baseball witnessed a return to the past. We're back where we started.

Damn Yankees and Their Pricey New Stadium

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

What's not to like about a sickeningly posh edifice partly funded by massive subsidies from taxpayers who can't afford its ultra-expensive tickets and food?