This coming Saturday is Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium, and as you surely know by now the Dodgers will be dedicating their very first statue at the stadium in honor of Jackie that afternoon. As you can see in the pic above, work has gotten underway to install the bronze figure. It features Robinson sliding hard into home -- likely stealing home.
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1959 Don Drysdale hits his second Opening Day home run to become the first pitcher with teo career homers on Opening Day. In 1962 the Dodgers won their very first game at Dodger Stadium, defeating the Reds, 6-3.
- Happy Birthday, Pop Corkhill, Al Nixon, Roy Gordinier & Kenta Maeda!