Jackie Robinson, former second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Source: Wikipedia

Learn about Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ venerable #42; the racial integration of sports in the 1930s (Robinson came up in the majors in 1947), and discover the interesting relationship that existed between a young man and Robinson during a lecture given by Professor Joe Dorinson called “Letters from Jackie,” April 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA, 3495 Nostrand Avenue between Avenue U and Avenue V.

Die-hard New York baseball fans and sports enthusiasts still argue nearly 67 years later — “He was safe!” “He was out!” — over whether Robinson successfully stole home against Yogi Berra during Game 1 of the 1955 World Series against the New York Yankees.

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