Archive | stories and interviews

second-half-nov2019

Video from “A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100” at Boston Court Pasadena

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Boston Court Pasadena, a full house enjoyed a very special event in celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial, presented by the Baseball Reliquary. Included was a performance of Stealin’ Home, Bobby Bradford’s tribute to Jackie Robinson, commissioned by the Baseball Reliquary. The Donavan/Muradian Quintet opened the program with a […]

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Jim Bouton Interview, August 2003

Jim Bouton’s Major League Baseball career was short-lived. After a 7-7 rookie year, he went 21-7 in 1963 and 18-13 in 1964, helping to lead the New York Yankees to two World Series appearances. A sore arm in 1965 derailed Bouton. From 1965-1968, he compiled a 9-24 record before being traded to the expansion Seattle […]

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Marvin Miller Interview, July 2003

Interviewed by David Davis, July 2003 As the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966 to 1983, Marvin Miller challenged the assumption that athletes are chattel and that labor unions have no place within sports. Going head-to-head with team owners and commissioners, he emerged with victory after victory that benefited the […]

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