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Jackie Robinson, Minnie Minoso and Players Who Broke Baseball’s Color Barrier – By Team

 

PLAYER TEAM FRANCHISE TODAY DATE / BOX SCORE
Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers  Los Angeles Dodgers Apr. 15, 1947
Larry Doby Cleveland Indians  Cleveland Indians Jul. 5, 1947
Hank Thompson St. Louis Browns  Baltimore Orioles Jul 17, 1947
Monte Irvin New York Giants  San Francisco Giants Jul. 8, 1949
Hank Thompson New York Giants  San Francisco Giants Jul. 8, 1949
Sam Jethroe Boston Braves  Atlanta Braves Apr. 18, 1950
Minnie Miñoso Chicago White Sox  Chicago White Sox May 1, 1951
Bob Trice Philadelphia Athletics  Oakland A’s Sep. 13, 1953
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs  Chicago Cubs Sep. 17, 1953
Curt Roberts Pittsburgh Pirates  Pittsburgh Pirates Apr. 13, 1954
Tom Alston St. Louis Cardinals  St. Louis Cardinals Apr. 13, 1954
Nino Escalera Cincinnati Redlegs Cincinnati Reds Apr. 17, 1954
Chuck Harmon Cincinnati Redlegs Cincinnati Reds Apr. 17, 1954
Carlos Paula Washington Senators  Minnesota Twins Sep. 6, 1954
Elston Howard New York Yankees  New York Yankees Apr. 14, 1955
John Kennedy Philadelphia Phillies  Philadelphia Phillies Apr. 22, 1957
Ozzie Virgil, Sr. Detroit Tigers  Detroit Tigers Jun. 6, 1958
Pumpsie Green Boston Red Sox  Boston Red Sox Jul. 21, 1959

 

Toronto Maple Leafs and the Most Valuable NHL Teams (2014-15)

The Toronto Maple Leafs Are The Most Valuable Team In The NHL, As Usual

The Toronto Maple Leafs Are The Most Valuable Team In The NHL, As Usual

Just a couple weeks ago, Sports List of the Day looked at all 30 NBA teams’ current values, and compared them to last season’s.

Well, it’s hockey season, too, and it’s about time we checked over at the experts – Forbes – for the NHL‘s numbers.

Mike Ozanian is like clockwork with his annual valuations of all 30 hockey teams – and things are looking up all over in 2014-15, except for the Florida Panthers, the only franchise who fell.

While the NHL trails the other three major American sports leagues (NFL, MLB and the NBA) in riches, more than half the league (16 teams) is valued at $400 million or more, culminating in the billionaire 1-2-3 of the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.

Check out all eight of Forbes’ previous valuations: 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, and 2006-07. The Leafs have been the most valuable team the whole way.

2014-15 RANK (CHANGE) 2013-14 RANK TEAM 2014-15 VALUE 2013-14 VALUE DIFF
1. (Same) 1. Toronto Maple Leafs $1.3B $1.15B $150M
2. (Same) 2. New York Rangers $1.1B $850M $250M
3. (Same) 3. Montreal Canadiens $1.0B $775M $225M
4. (Up 1) 5. Chicago Blackhawks $825M $625M $200M
5. (Down 1) 4. Vancouver Canucks $800M $700M $100M
6. (Same) 6. Boston Bruins $750M $600M $150M
7. (Same) 7. Philadelphia Flyers $625M $500M $125M
8. (Up 2) 10. Los Angeles Kings $580M $450M $130M
9. (Same) 9. Detroit Red Wings $570M $470M $100M
10. (Down 2) 8. Pittsburgh Penguins $565M $480M $85M
11. (Up 1) 12. Washington Capitals $500M $414M $86M
12. (Up 2) 14. Edmonton Oilers $475M $400M $75M
13. (Down 2) 11. Calgary Flames $451M $420M $31M
14. (Down 1) 13. San Jose Sharks $425M $405M $20M
15. (Up 3) 18. Dallas Stars $420M $333M $87M
16. (Down 1) 15. Ottawa Senators $400M $380M $20M
17. (Up 2) 19. Minnesota Wild $370M $330M $40M
18. (Up 3) 21. Anaheim Ducks $365M $300M $65M
19. (Down 2) 17. Colorado Avalanche $360M $337M $23M
20. (Down 4) 16. Winnipeg Jets $358M $340M $18M
21. (Down 1) 20. New Jersey Devils $330M $320M $10M
22. (Up 4) 26. New York Islanders $300M $195M $105M
23. (Down 1) 22. Buffalo Sabres $288M $250M $38M
24. (Same) 24. Nashville Predators $250M $205M $45M
25. (Up 3) 28. St. Louis Blues $235M $185M $50M
26. (Up 3) 29. Tampa Bay Lightning $230M $180M $50M
27. (Down 2) 25. Arizona Coyotes $225M $200M $25M
28. (Down 1) 27. Carolina Hurricanes $220M $187M $33M
29. (Up 1) 30. Columbus Blue Jackets $200M $175M $25M
30. (Down 7) 23. Florida Panthers $190M $240M (-$50M)

Photo: icejerseys.com

The NHL’s Current Team Mascots (Part 1 of 2)

The 2014-15 NHL Team Mascots

The 2014-15 NHL Team Mascots

Hey the NHL has mascots, too, you know ! and a bunch of them.

Sports List of the Day has already presented two of the big three sports’ team mascots recently: MLB (Part 1 / Part 2) and the NBA (Part 1 / Part 2)  – and here is the the third in the series, the NHL.

We’ll start with the Anaheim Ducks through the Minnesota Wild, and tomorrow, Part 2, the Montreal Canadiens to the Winnipeg Jets.

Only three teams do not have a mascot. One is below – the Edmonton Oilers. Find out the other two tomorrow!

Click on the pics below (and the top one above) for the full size photos.

Anaheim Ducks: Wildwing

Anaheim Ducks Mascot Wildwing

Arizona Coyotes: Howler the Coyote

Arizona Coyotes Mascot Howler The Coyote

Boston Bruins: Blades the Bruin

Boston Bruins Mascot Blades The Bruin

Buffalo Sabres: Sabretooth

Buffalo Sabres Mascot Sabretooth

Calgary Flames: Harvey the Hound

Calgary Flames Mascot Harvey The Hound

Carolina Hurricanes: Stormy

Carolina Hurricanes Mascot Stormy

Chicago Blackhawks: Tommy Hawk

Chicago Blackhawks Mascot Tommy Hawk

Colorado Avalanche: Bernie the St. Bernard

Colorado Avalanche Mascot Bernie The St. Bernard

Columbus Blue Jackets: Stinger

Columbus Blue Jackets Mascot Stinger

Dallas Stars: Victor E. Green

Dallas Stars Mascot Victor E. Green (With Dallas Mavericks Mascot Champ)

Detroit Wings: Al the Octopus

Detroit Red Wings Mascot Al The Octopus

Edmonton Oilers: None

Florida Panthers: Stanley C. Panther

Florida Panthers Mascot Stanley C. Panther

Los Angeles Kings: Bailey

Los Angeles Kings Mascot Bailey

Minnesota Wild: Nordy

Minnesota Wild Mascot Nordy

Photos: flames.nhl.com / Jeff Gross, Getty via nhl.com / reddit.com / pinterest.com / twitter.com / calgarysun.com / flickr.com / thehockeynews.com  / Doug Pensinger, Getty via zimbio.com  / bluejackets.nhl.com  /  twitter.com  / imgkid.com  / Matt Zambonin, Getty via zimbio.com / thepinkpuck.wordpress.com / hockeywilderness.com

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