Remembering ‘42’

Remembering ‘42’

A guide to exploring Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn
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A statue of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson greets fans outside MCU Park in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York, where the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones play. The pedestal of the statue states that Reese, captain of the Dodgers, “stood by Jackie Robinson against prejudiced fans and fellow players” by walking over to Robinson, standing next to him and “silencing the taunts of the crowd” during a game in Cincinnati.
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Fans still leave tributes at Robinson’s grave site on the Queens side of Cypress Hills Cemetery, which straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens.
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A plaque on a house in Brooklyn where baseball great Jackie Robinson once lived says: “The first African-American major league baseball player lived here from 1947 to 1949.” The new movie “42” tells Robinson’s inspiring story as the man who integrated Major League Baseball.
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Washington Park in Brooklyn once was the site of a baseball park the team later known as the Brooklyn Dodgers played. The team used the Old Stone House, background center, as a clubhouse.
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