USA TODAY High School Sports Awards Show (2023) | Podcast Premieres | Jul 30, 2023

Gannett Company announced the 2023 USA TODAY High School Sports Awards national show, debuting a podcast-style talk show format. The national show premiers Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET on the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards website. USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the ….

Watch Party Takes Place at First-ever MLB Virtual Ballpark (2023) | Experiences, Milestones, Sports Contests | Jul 8, 2023

Technology company Improbable builds Major League Baseball’s first virtual ballpark, which launches during the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game. Major League Baseball’s introduction of its own virtual world, makes it the first professional sports league to own a virtual world to gather its community from around the globe. The MLB virtual ballpark also joins the ….

Jackie Robinson (1947) | Milestones | Apr 15, 1947

On this day in 1947, baseball legend Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color barrier when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Dodgers signing Robinson heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball, which until this date relegated black players to the Negro leagues beginning the 1880s.