Sunday, April 15, 2012

MLB ~ Jackie Robinson Day


April 15th

1947  ~  2012

Jackie Robinson Day

Sixty-five years ago, Jackie Robinson took the lonesome and incredibly courageous first steps towards integrating Baseball after signing a major league contract with Branch Rickey and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Today, his wife, Rachel Robinson, is part of the ownership group which is due to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt.

Montague Street at Court Street; Downtown Brooklyn

Public School 375 Jackie Robinson and
Middle School 373 Ebbets Field

Across from old Ebbets Field, at McKeever and Sullivan Street, Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Cyclones have long had Jackie Robinson's Number 42 retired.
Below is a miniature replica of the statue in front of MCU Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn

On display in Modell's Sporting Goods; Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

...will always have a home in Brooklyn


1 comment:

  1. A special day...and it all started with Brooklyn!! Have you been to any games yet? Have fun.


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