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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