Teammates, Friends, and Men of Courage and ConvictionThis monument honors Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese:
Jack Roosevelt Robinson-number 42:Born 1919 Cairo, Georgia-Died 1972 Stanford, Connecticut.
On April 15, 1947 Robinson first took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. In the face of hostility, he remained steadfast, winning his way into the Hall of Fame and the hearts of baseball fans. Robinson was a champion of the game of baseball, of justice, and of civil rights.
Harold Henry Reese:Born 1918 Ekron, Kentucky-Died 1999 Louisville, Kentucky
Known as Pee Wee, Reese was Captain of the Brooklyn Dodgers during the late 1940s and the early 1950s. He risked his career when he stood by Jackie Robinson against prejudiced fans and fellow players. With this act of defiance, the Hall of Fame shortstop became a powerful and influential model of true humanity.
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 6:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 585893 N 4492052|
|Decimal Degrees||40.57480000, -73.98520000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 34.488', W 73° 59.112'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 34' 29.28" N, 73° 59' 6.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1904 Surf Ave, Potomac NY 11224, US|
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