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Black-and-white photo of Jackie Robinson swinging bat in baseball stadium (© AP Images)

Celebrate baseball great Jackie Robinson with this poster

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson took his position at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Seventy-five years later, his legacy lives on.
Hank Aaron swinging bat at home plate (© AP Images)

Americans we lost in 2021

As we look back on 2021, we say farewell to many notable Americans who left their mark on the world. Here are a few of those trailblazers.
Inside view of baseball stadium with players on field and colorful late evening sky (© Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

American baseball steps up to the plate on climate

Across the United States, baseball players are leading conservation efforts to address the climate crisis. Learn about their programs here.
18 jerseys of Latino baseball players (Jaclyn Nash/National Museum of American History)

Latinos remain central to America’s national pastime

An exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History showcases how Latinos have made lasting impacts on baseball.
Toni Stone holding a baseball (© Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

Meet Toni Stone, who broke barriers in baseball

Toni Stone was a pioneering figure in baseball. Many sports fans don't know her name, but a play about her life explains why they should.
Woman standing on baseball field in stadium (© Joseph Guzy/Miami Marlins)

Baseball’s first female general manager makes history

Kim Ng has broken barriers and made history by becoming the first female general manager in baseball. She will lead the Miami Marlins starting in 2021.
Forth of July parade (© Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register/Getty Images)

The 4th of July in pictures: The USA’s biggest birthday party

What's a holiday everyone can celebrate? In the U.S., one is Independence Day, celebrated each July 4, complete with food and fireworks.
Compilation of close-ups of Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, and Antonin Scalia (© AP Images)

Trump honors 7 extraordinary Americans

President Trump has added the names of "seven extraordinary Americans" to the list of recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Two men shaking hands on baseball field (© Charles Krupa/AP Images)

A baseball first: What’s historic about the 2018 World Series?

Every fall since 1903 the World Series is played to determine baseball's champion team. This year for the first time both managers are from minority groups.