Jackie Robinson statue unveiled at Dodger Stadium

More than 70 years later, Bowman says Montreal welcomed Robinson during the Hall of Famer's one season with the International League Royals.

A bronze statue of Jackie Robinson stealing home was unveiled at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, an idea stemming from a meeting shortly after the team's new ownership took control in 2012. He broke the color barrier exactly 70 years to the day, April 15. They pointed out the signs, and where he "belonged", and in stunned silence he walked in the "correct" direction; until he died, I don't think he ever got past the shock of that experience.

Robinson's place in baseball history is well-known and rightfully revered.

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It was a star-studded ceremony to unveil the statue, at the entrance of the reserve level down the left field line. "When all of us are looking down, we will have thousands of students that bear the Jackie Robinson name". Rachel, who is 94 years old, has remained active in promoting Jackie's legacy along with their children Sharon, David, and Jackie Jr. He is the first to be honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium.

Each spring for the past 20 years, Dr. Zamoff has organized Jackie Robinson Week, which has included commemorative programs, panel discussions, museum exhibits and other events created to promote the Jackie Robinson legacy and to illustrate the historical and current relationship between race and sports in America.

Sharon Robinson said she appreciated that the Oakland-based Cadet visited the Robinson family in NY for consultation and said she "respected the artist's vision" for the statue.

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Abrams said the symposium will focus on the following nine values that Robinson embodied: courage, commitment, citizenship, determination, excellence, teamwork, justice, persistence and integrity. Major League Baseball took notice years ago and invested millions of dollars in youth programs, and The Jackie Robinson Foundation also recognized the need.

On the statue's granite base are three of Robinson's quotes as chosen by the family, including wife Rachel's favorite: "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives".

On Saturday, Robinson's impact will be celebrated throughout baseball, from special lineup cards to jeweled bases to some players wearing commemorative cleats. And for one day, at least, these white players express unambiguous support for inclusion-not just "tolerance" but active inclusion.

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All the matching No. 42s running around - a tradition that began in 2009 - will be a reminder not only of Robinson but of the continuing movement for each of us to be more like him in other ways, too.

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