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Jackie Robinson statue a hit with Dodger fans

The unveiling of a bronze statue honoring baseball legend Jackie Robinson at Dodger Stadium has generated widespread praise – and Instagram photos.

Saturday’s dedication ceremony was attended by other Dodger baseball greats, including Don Newcombe and and Sandy Koufax, reports the L.A. Times. Robinson’s wife, 94-year-old Rachel Robinson, also attended the afternoon ceremony and received a standing ovation during  Saturday night’s game.

Thee 800-pound, eight-foot-high bronze statue was created by sculptor Branley Cadet and depicts Robinson stealing home plate as a rookie, according MLB.com.  Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers before the team moved to Los Angeles.

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3 comments

  1. Oh boy what a beautiful statue! Hope they did the proper load calcs for the 800lbs turned into 1600 under dynamic load bounce during an earthquake. Jackie might then look like he didn’t pay his gambling debt if he gets snapped in two at the knees!

  2. As a lifelong and exclusively L.A. Dodger fan, I don’t acknowledge it’s Brooklyn history, but I make an exception for Robinson. A great player and American whose struggles epitomize the sport’s and the country’s fight for equality and social justice. That is also the best looking sports statue in Los Angeles.

    • “As a lifelong and exclusively L.A. Dodger fan, I don’t acknowledge it’s Brooklyn history, but I make an exception for Robinson.”

      That has to be one of the dumbest statements I’ve ever heard. Why do you have such a hard time “acknowledging” so much history?

      Guess what? History doesn’t care about, nor does it require your acknowledgment. The Dodgers franchise originated in Brooklyn. It just did. It happened. If that part of Dodgers history is too much for your fragile ego and ridiculous biases to handle, and you can’t respect it, then kindly go find another team to support.

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