Celebrating your Los Angeles Dodgers with a special image featuring Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. Free shipping or pickup at our gallery at the W Hotel Hollywood.
Robinson was the first colored player to play major league baseball.When the Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947 it marked the end of racial segregation and paved the way for a new era of colored players.
Robinson not only broke the color barrier but was MLB Rookie of the Year (1947), was a 6 times All-Star (1949-1954) , National League MVP (1949), National League batting champion (1949), NL stolen base leader (1947, 1949), and World Series Champion. His number 42 is not only retired by his Los Angeles Dodgers but by every team in Major League Baseball.
His number 42 has become recognized in baseball as a movement honoring Robinson and his achievements on the field and off. Accordingly, April 15 of each year starting in 2004 every player on every team wears the number 42 in his honor.
This original fine art print was taken in 1968, featuring Sweet Lou Johnson, Jackie Robinson, Willie Davis and others in the dugout at Dodger Stadium by the late Frank Worth. Print measures approximately 16"x20" and makes the perfect gift for home or office. Image and Certificate of Authenticity bear the Frank Worth Estate Seal of Authenticity.
Each image has been remastered from the original negative or digital image and is published under exclusive license. Image is produced on the finest quality, heavyweight archival exhibition fiber paper, using archival pigment inks and processes. Each image is shipped in an environmentally protective container, USPS priority or UPS.