Jackie Robinson Park Playground
Malcom X Blvd. between Chauncey St. and Marion St.
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This playground honors former Dodger Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), the first African-American Major League Baseball player. On April 15, 1947, Robinson made history as the first Black to play in a Major League baseball game, paving the way for generations of black athletes to compete in America's national pastime.
Renowned as a top-notch second baseman and a fierce competitor, Robinson led the Dodgers to six World Series appearances. He retired in 1956 with a lifetime batting average of .311, and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
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Learn about the trials and triumphs of the black experience in the United States and how New York City honors black history in our parks today.
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