Robinson is the only major league baseball player to have his number, 42, which has been retired league wide.
Jackie Robinson was the first player of color to cross the lines of segregation in Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947.
Robinson's wife, Sharon, his children, and 200 other family and friends are among the special guests committed to attend the ceremony.
The Dodgers will take on the Diamondbacks at 6:10pm local time.
Pee Wee Reese - who, legend has it, put his hand on Robinson's shoulder as a show of solidarity in Cincinnati later that year - came to Robinson's defense, and manager Leo Durocher soon quashed the petition. But it would be an additional seven years before Selig designated April 15 as the perennial "Jackie Robinson Day" to be celebrated by all major league franchises. Robinson had a bunt single in the seventh inning that helped to spark a 3-run-rally, and the Dodgers went on to win, 5-3. That's where the Georgia-born Jackie grew up and first became a four-sport standout in football, basketball, track and baseball at John Muir High. That includes the unveiling of a brand new bronze statue, which will be permanently displayed outside Dodger Stadium.Читайте также: Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium
"My dad was a humble person", Sharon said.
- andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) April 15, 2017 " A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives". This is the third straight year UCLA has unveiled special Jackie Robinson-inspired jerseys to honor his memory.
Sharon Robinson believes the statue of Jackie will also serve a goal to the community, providing inspiration to others who may want to follow in his footsteps.
On the back reads Robinson's No. 42. "There's still lots and lots of struggles in this world and it's a very complicated place".
"I remember I was shocked at the "Court Martial of Jackie Robinson", which is another movie on why he got court-martialed".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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