On the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s MLB debut, the Dodgers planned something extra special.
A 10-foot statue of Robinson will be placed outside Dodger Stadium. Robinson, of course, is an immortal figure in baseball history as the first African American to play in the league.
The statue was sculpted by Branly Cadet. Construction was announced a year ago to the day.
Jackie's coming home.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 10, 2017
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 10, 2017
The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a replica Robinson statue. It is the middle contest of a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.