Jackie Robinson in Jersey City

paullempa
06.19.12

On April 18, 1946 Jackie Robinson stepped onto the field at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey in a Montreal Royals’ uniform, breaking the color barrier in professional baseball.

In his first game, he displayed the kind of play that would make him a hall of famer: he drove in four runs on four hits, including a home run and stole two bases.

The stadium was only blocks from where I live now. Here is my painting of Jackie’s first moments on that field.


One Comment on “Jackie Robinson in Jersey City”

  • Dale Thompson

    Amazing print, it’s absolutely brilliant!

    11-17-13 » 6:45 pm »



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