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Branch Rickey Tribute Mural To Be Dedicated In Portsmouth Ohio On Anniversary Of Jackie Robinson Signing

The city of Portsmouth Ohio will dedicate a mural that pays tribute to Branch Rickey, the man who signed Jackie Robinson to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The ceremony will take place on August 28th which marks the 66th anniversary of Rickey signing Robinson to a professional baseball contract. You can see the mural in the story link below.

Rickey Mural To Be Dedicated — CommunityCommon.com

Dodgers Great Sandy Koufax To Be Inducted Into University Of Cincinnati Hall Of Fame

Cincinnati.com reporter Bill Koch who is a must follow on twitter @BKoch has announced on his blog that the University of Cincinnati will induct Sandy Koufax among others into the school’s James P. Kelly Athletic Hall Of Fame in October. Koufax was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1972 and posted 165 wins over his 12 year career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Koufax heads UC Hall of Fame inductees — Cincinnati.com