Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers
Framed Photo Engraved Series
(2 Sizes Available)
- As most baseball fans know, Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. As the first black man to openly play in the major leagues since the 1880s, Jackie was instrumental in bringing an end to racial segregation in professional baseball, which had relegated African-Americans to the Negro leagues for six decades. He challenged the traditional basis of segregation, which then marked many other aspects of American life, and contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement.
- Over ten seasons, he played in six World Series and contributed to the Dodgers' 1955 World Championship. He was selected for six consecutive All-Star Games from 1949 to 1954, was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949 – the first black player so honored. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. In 1997, Major League Baseball retired his uniform number, 42, across all major league teams. In recognition of his achievements on and off the field, Robinson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.
- BTG is proud to offer this classic unsigned black and white 11x14 or 16x20 photograph of baseball legend Jackie Robinson.
- Part of our Engraved Series Collection, a very cool display that includes an BTG Exclusive engraved facsimile Jackie Robinson signature Inset Plate, along with Jackie Robinson's quote "A life is not important except the impact it has on others lives."
- BTG expertly framed black moulding, protective glass and classic black matting.
- Framed Measurements:
- 11x14 Framed: 17" h x 20" w
- 16x20 Framed: 21.5" h x 25.5" w