The Dodgers celebrated the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut with a new statue at Dodger Stadium.

By SI Wire
April 15, 2017

A statue of Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play in the major leagues, was unveiled at Dodger Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were celebrating the 70th anniversary of his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The 77-inch statue is made of bronze and depicts Robinson stealing home. It weights 700 pounds and is secured with a 150-pound steel rod.

Retired Dodgers announcer Vin Scully was on hand and spoke at the unveiling ceremony.

The statue is located in the left field reserve plaza with a view of downtown Los Angeles and Elysian Park.

The first 40,000 fans in attendance received a replica of the statue.

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