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Author of book on Negro Leagues dies

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Robert Peterson, a newspaper editor who helped bring attention to the Negro Leagues with his book "Only The Ball Was White," has died at the age of 80.

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Color bar in baseball ended 60 years ago

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- On Oct. 23, 1945, Jackie Robinson broke the color bar in U.S. professional baseball by signing a contract with a Brooklyn Dodgers farm team.

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Analysis: New heyday for Jackie Robinson

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- As Hollywood prepares to make a new movie biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, a new report finds that -- a half century after Robinson broke the color line in the big leagues -- the percentage of black players in Major League Baseball is at a 25
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Bush honors Jackie Robinson

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- President Bush presented a Congressional Gold Medal to the widow of Jackie Robinson on Wednesday.

Buish welcomes Red Sox to White House

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- President Bush welcomed the Boston Red Sox to the White House Wednesday, praising their performance on and off the field.

Bush helps honor Jackie Robinson

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- President Bush praised baseball legend Jackie Robinson as a man of honor and courage Wednesday and helped present his widow with a Congressional Gold Medal.

Baseball's Jackie Robinson to get medal

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- A congressional gold medal will be awarded posthumously to baseball great Jackie Robinson, U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said Tuesday.

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Jackie Robinson
U.S. President George W. Bush applauds as Rachel Robinson, wife of Jackie Robinson, shakes hands with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, during a ceremony where baseball great Jackie Robinson was awarded a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington on March 2, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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