Honoring a New York Baseball Legend

Jackie Robinson Hits a Home Run at the Museum of the City of New York.

When Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he made history as the first African-American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. The Museum of the City of New York celebrates the barrier-breaking athlete with an exhibition, “In the Dugout With Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend,” on view thru Sept. 15, 2019. Featured are many never-before-seen photographs, home movies and career memorabilia. Later this year, the Jackie Robinson Museum is slated to open in Downtown Manhattan.

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 212.534.1672, mcny.org. Open daily 10 am-6 pm.

 

Francis Lewis
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