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Rondo resident’s pioneer athletic efforts recognized

Rondo resident’s pioneer athletic efforts recognized

Feb. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Erica OrtonPhoto courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society Marcenia Lyle Stone was born July 17, 1921 in St. Paul. She played on the local boys’ baseball teams despite her parents’ objections. Reportedly, they...

Major League Baseball earns top grade for racial hiring practices

Major League Baseball earns top grade for racial hiring practices

Oct. 17 |   Twins’ diversity lags far behind league progress Second in an occasional series The 2012 Major League Baseball Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) released earlier this year gave the league an A for its racial hiring practices. “MLB...

Jackie Robinson’s fight against racism: the untold story

Jackie Robinson’s fight against racism: the untold story

Aug. 29 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Jackie Robinson’s legacy and life story has been told and retold over the years, but mostly it has been focused on his historical breaking of baseball’s color line after World War II. “The thing...

Robinson honored with North Side baseball clinic

Robinson honored with North Side baseball clinic

Apr. 11 |         By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The city of Sanford, Florida today is known as the place where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed. But almost 70 years ago, the city unfortunately earned another dubious distinction:...