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Bay State Bulldogs Clinic (Marshfield, MA)

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Could you ever imagine a teammate telling you to treat a fellow teammate differently simply because he was "Different"?  Could you imagine eleven of your fellow team members feeling the same way-"We don't like the color of his eyes nor his hair for that matter, he's weird and doesn't talk much.  We hear he's crazy".   What would you do?   

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Before the Cyclones’ Sunday night game, former Brooklyn Dodger George “Shotgun” Shuba re-enacted his famous Jackie Robinson handshake with a fan.Sunday, July 20, 2008
‘Shotgun’ Shuba returns to Brooklyn

Brooklyn Cyclones Homepage

"George “Shotgun” Shuba, a member of the Dodgers’ 1955 World Championship team, was back in Brooklyn on Sunday — and, of course, the conversation centered around Jackie Robinson."
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Straight From The Bleachers: Handshake of the Century
"Most ballplayers are remembered for clutch hits, spectacular catches or milestone home runs. Not George “Shotgun” Shuba." (Click Here to Read More)

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Dodgers to host two Adult Baseball Camps at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida

Dodger's Fantasy Camp, Vero BeachIndian River County - Adult Fantasy Camp players at Dodgertown in Vero Beach
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The Official Site of The Los Angeles Dodgers: Official Info: Dodgers to host two Adult Baseball Camps at Dodgertown
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The instructors for both camps are Ralph Branca, Carl Erskine, Rick Monday, Burt Hooton, Jerry Reuss, Reggie Smith, Dave Wallace, Maury Wills, Steve Yeager, and Jeff Torborg. Also coaching in the January camp are Joe Pignatano and George Shuba while Roger Craig and Hall of Famer Duke Snider will be coaching the February camp.

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George "Shotgun" ShubaFriday, January 4, 2008
"Brooklyn Baseball Club welcomes former Dodger 'Shotgun' Shuba"

KHQ Right Now - News and Weather for Spokane and North Idaho | Former Brooklyn Dodger Spending the Weekend in Yakima

Yakima Herald Republic Online - Yakima, Washington News (Click Here for Article)

YAKIMA, Wash.--George Shuba is a former outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers. As much as he is known for his achievement on the diamond, he is even more famous for shaking the hand of Jackie Robinson.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007
Club Honors Robinson-"Jackie Robinson Ballpark Heritage Day"

AkronAerosDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- "The Daytona Cubs and Volusia County Government are teaming up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's entry into Major League Baseball with "Jackie Robinson Ballpark Heritage Day."

"Shuba, author of My Memories as a Brooklyn Dodger, will hold a book signing at 7:45 p.m. The book was released in July 2007. In the pre-game ceremonies, youth baseball players will recreate Shuba's famous 1946 handshake with Robinson. Prior to the game, the Daytona Cubs will sign autographs for fans..."
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Friday, August 17, 2007
George "Shotgun" Shuba Will Be An Honored Guest At Canal Park

AkronAerosAKRON-"The Akron Aeros will welcome baseball legend, George "Shotgun" Shuba, who is most remember for his symbolic role in breaking down major league baseball's tenacious color barrier, to Canal Park on Friday, August 17 when the Aeros take on the Reading Phillies at 7:05 p.m. He will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign autographs of his new book, My Memories as a Brooklyn Dodger, on the concourse through the fifth inning..." (Click Here for the Rest of the Article)

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Sunday, September 3, 2006
Toledo Mud Hens - "George Shuba to Appear at Hens Game"

"The famous photo of Jackie Robinson crossing home plate and shaking the hand of George Shuba will be re-enacted at Fifth Third Field on Sunday, September 3, when the Hens take on the Columbus Clippers.

The handshake re-enactment will occur at 5:45 PM before the game.

The historic photo was taken in Robinson's first minor league game on April 18, 1946 when both players were members of the Montreal Royals. The picture is known as the "Handshake that Bridged Barriers," is regarded as changing professional sports forever and the first interracial handshake in North American baseballs history. Shuba will be at Fifth Third Field and will participate in the re-enactment. The 81-year-old Shuba will also sign autographs for fans during the game..." (Click Here for the Rest of the Article)

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Sunday, July 23, 2006
LYNX TO HOST TRIBUTE TO JACKIE ROBINSON
Former Teammates Of Legendary Baseball Star To Be On Hand For Pre-Game Ceremony

The Universal Cynic: July 2006: Lynx/Jackie Robinson promo

"OTTAWA - The Ottawa Lynx announced today that on Sunday, July 23rd they will be holding a special tribute to Jackie Robinson as part of their 1:05 pm game against the Norfolk Tides."

"George "Shotgun" Shuba - Outfielder. Shuba is known for his handshake with Jackie Robinson at home plate in 1946 after Robinson's first career homer with Montreal. The photo taken of this moment has been known through history as the "Handshake of theCentury"; it is considered the first known photograph of a an African American player and a Caucasian player shaking hands on the fieldof play..." (Click Here for the Rest of the Article)

Ottawa Lynx: "Retiring no. 42"

"Attending the ceremony in person today in Ottawa were his former Dodger and Royals teammate George "Shotgun" Shuba, 81, and Royals teammate Jean-Pierre Roy, 86. Both spoke eloquently about Jackie Robinson and how honoured they were to have been his teammate. Mr. Shuba also paid tribute to Rachel Robinson. Randy Mobley, president of the IL, delivered opening remarks..." (Click Here for the Rest of the Blog)

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Former World Series Champion Brooklyn Dodgers (from left) Clem Labine, Ed Roebuck, George “Shotgun” Shuba, and Carl Erskine, flank Joan Hodges, wife of Dodger first baseman Gil Hodges, at Keyspan Park last SaturdaySaturday, July 23, 2005
"Old 'Bums' Sound Off on a New Field"
Brooklyn Papers Cyclones Coverage

"Four members of the 1955 Dodgers were at Keyspan Park on Saturday, July 23, and shared their thoughts with the media in the Keyspan Park Gallery, and later with fans as the players signed autographs on the ballpark concourse..."

"Outfielder George “Shotgun” Shuba, a left-handed batter, was used mainly as a pinch hitter, and hit .275 during the 1955 season. The World Series win would be his last game in the majors. He was 11 for 29 as a pinch hitter in 1955, a .383 average." (Click Here for the Rest of the Article)

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