As Spike Lee sat in the front row of a rousing ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning, he thought about resurrecting one of his greatest disappointments. “I got to look at that script again,” he told the Daily News. This completed script, now over 25 years old, was Lee’s take on Jackie Robinson. It was a fuller […]
January 31st 2019 marks jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday. Stay tuned to the Jackie Robinson Centennial Birthday Event Calendar & Timeline, for events the whole year long!
CMG Worldwide is excited to announce the new and improved website of Jackie Robinson. Dive into the website’s updated visuals and content—the design is thoroughly modernized, responsive, and ready to explore! Check back periodically for the latest announcements and posts about Jackie Robinson, and be sure to follow his official accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
Click the play button below to listen to Jackie Robinson’s Final Interview on Oct. 18, 1972: This exclusive radio interview by Larry Upton, a former shortstop in the Brooklyn Dodger Organization and a Boston radio sportscaster and anchorman, is the last reported interview of the legendary Robinson, before he died of a heart attack […]
The SCP Auction is featuring valuable items from many CMG legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Roy Campanella, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, Knute Rockne, Jim Thorpe, and Honus Wagner. Some of the coveted items include: a flawlessly penned single-signed Babe Ruth baseball; a bat used by the “Georgia Peach” himself, Ty Cobb; a […]
By request of Commissioner Bud Selig, as Major League Baseball celebrates the 62nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking its color barrier on Wednesday, all big league players and uniformed personnel have been asked to wear the late Hall of Famer’s famous No. 42 on the field when the 30 teams celebrate the occasion. The past […]
As radio shock jock Don Imus apologizes to the Rutgers women’s basketball team for his racist characterization of its players, the event is playing out exactly 60 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color line in baseball. When Robinson took the field, he faced racist taunts, and while much has changed since that time, it’s […]
A decade before Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, two decades before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed “I Have a Dream,” a signature event in the struggle for racial equality unfolded far from Dixie. On the afternoon of April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson emerged as an inspiring figure in the civil rights movement […]
NEW YORK — Jackie Robinson demanded his teammates always give a little bit more, said Don Newcombe, who still is following the advice. The former Dodgers pitcher Wednesday called late Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis “a bigot,” favorably compared Robinson to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks and indicated the 50th anniversary celebration Tuesday of Robinson’s big-league […]