Jackie Robinson West
The heads of South Side Little Leagues have largely remained silent. Until now. One president speaks out for the first time to CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
An Illinois lawmaker has jumped into the fray after the Jackie Robinson West Little League team was stripped of its national title.
Almonte was at the center of a big Little League controversy in 2001.
Supporters of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team rallied around the kids Saturday at the headquarters of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition following this week’s decision to strip the team of its national championship title over a finding that the team’s leaders broke the rules.
In time, the JRW kids will be the true judges of the wrongdoers, writes Bruce Levine.
Dave Belisle wants everyone to not lose sight of what Little League baseball means.
The Evergreen Park Little League official whose raised concerns about the eligibility of some players on the Jackie Robinson West all-star team has vehemently denied allegations from a Chicago woman that Evergreen Park officials forged documents so her son could play there in 2011.
There is nothing more depressing, more revolting than adults selfishly acting like martyrs and using children as symbolic human shields.
After Rev. Jesse Jackson earlier said parents of Jackie Robinson West players would sue Little League International over the decision to strip the team of its national title, an attorney for the team said it was too early to know if a lawsuit is warranted.
With politics in mind, Jackie Robinson West kids are being used as pawns.
As a former JRW Little Leaguer himself, Holmes has a personal connection.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was so outraged with the decision by Little League International officials to strip Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West of its national title, that he personally called the organization’s leader.
There was perhaps no bigger booster of Jackie Robinson West than the White Sox VP Kenny Williams.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look why so many are feeling so many emotions that JRW lost its title.
There are accusations that racism was behind the decision by Little League International to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of the national title over cheating by the adults who run the team, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Not surprisingly, Little League International’s decision to strip Jackie Robinson West of their national title, due to violations of residency rules, has stirred up a hornet’s nest, prompting reaction from all corners.
Mulder graduated from Thornwood High in South Holland.
This story grew too large quickly, into something it wasn’t.
The glorious, perfect story of Jackie Robinson West has turned horribly ugly and tragic.
JRW has had its Little League national title stripped away.