Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium
He was the first black man to play in the major leagues, ending six decades of racial segregation, and a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Fittingly, Jackie Robinson is the first to be honoured with a statue at Dodger Stadium. It will be unveiled Saturday on the 70th anniversary of his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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