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Curtis Granderson made a very charitable donation in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.

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Grandy honors No. 42 by donating 42,000 meals

Former major league outfielder Curtis Granderson made the most of Jackie Robinson Day, donating 42,000 meals to food banks through the Grand Kids Foundation.

Verlander throwing again after groin surgery

Justin Verlander underwent groin surgery one month ago, but has resumed throwing already. The right-hander now expects to be game-ready upon the return of baseball, which is still undetermined.

Producer of ‘42’ donates $4.2M to COVID-19 fight

Thomas Tull, who produced the Jackie Robinson biographical film ‘42’, has chosen to donate $4.2 million to aid in the fight against COVID. The donation will be made through Tulco, which has been one of the foremost companies with regards to aiding impoverished communities that are most affected by the virus.

Jackie and the kid: Unlikely bond spans decades

This story about the bond formed between Jackie Robinson and a young man from Wisconsin who wrote Robinson letters during his playing career. The two stayed in touch and Ronnie Rabinovitz became a friend of Robinson’s despite all the societal pressures that separated the two.

Braves Flashback/Recap: April 15

Ivan looks back on a Braves-Marlins matchup from 2009 in which the Braves’ bullpen completed melted down to give the Florida Marlins a 10-4 victory. This game included some fun names like Casey Kotchman, Jorge Campillo, and Blaine Boyer, along with the early renderings of Andrew Miller, who was still trying to make it as a starter. This was not the most fun iteration of the Braves but the nostalgia is still there in some form.