"Jackie Robinson: The Great Experiment"

"Jackie Robinson: The Great Experiment"

The following is a piece on Jackie Robinson by Jack Sher – titled "Jackie Robinson: The Great Experiment" — from the October, 1948 issue of SPORT magazine. It was transcribed by our gallery staff. Enjoy!    There are others of his race in the big leagues now, but of Robbie it will always be said that he was the first. He paved the way for the ...
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A Numbers Game

A Numbers Game

What is the most iconic uniform number in North American sport? The easiest way to find out is by looking at the “G.O.A.T.” – Greatest of All Time player – for each major league; a number always becomes iconic because of the athlete(s) that wore it.  Basketball and hockey are unique in that each has a somewhat-universally-agreed-upon G.O.A.T. Y...
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Who Were They? The Montreal Royals

Who Were They? The Montreal Royals

When you think of baseball in Canada it is safe to guess that the Toronto Blue Jays come to mind. The Jays were the first Major League team outside of the United States to win the World Series, which they did in 1992 and 1993. This cemented their place in the hearts of Canadians everywhere. They wear the maple leaf on their hats and shirts, and...
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The Art of Sport: an Hour Long Special on TSN Radio

The Art of Sport: an Hour Long Special on TSN Radio

Some of you may already know about our new partnership with The Sport Market on TSN Radio and our segment called The Art of Sport. For those who don't know, every Saturday the gallery's James Siddall will be bringing our own unique take on sports history to the airwaves, a blast from the past that will highlight the intersection of art, sports,...
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The SPORT Gallery on Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson: Through our Lens

What more is there to say about Jackie Robinson? His story has been told in films, books, magazines, and newspapers, through exhibitions and online media. Major League Baseball has retired his number league-wide and celebrates Jackie Robinson Day every year on April 15th. He is not only a sporting star but a hero of social justice and equali...
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