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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