In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson

An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend

January 31 - September 22, 2019

Jackie Robinson stands ready to bat in a crowded stadium as the pitcher and umpire look on from behind Robinson

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Honoring the birth of a legend.

In 1947 Jackie Robinson made history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first African American in Major League Baseball. In honor of the centennial of Robinson’s birth, In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson features some 30 images of Robinson and the Dodgers taken for Look magazine. Along with these stunning black-and-white images from the Museum's collection, many never before seen, the exhibition features memorabilia and rare footage of the Robinson family, as well as the published magazines, which provide a window into the media's portrayal of this groundbreaking figure through the lens of the day’s popular picture press.

This exhibition is a co-presentation of the Museum of the City of New York and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Jackie Robinson Centennial logo, Jackie Robinson Foundation logo, Museum of the City of New York logo
Frank Bauman for "Look" magazine, "Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers," 1949. Museum of the City of New York, X2011.4.11814.47


In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson is made possible in part by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, with additional support provided by Martin L. Edelman, Esq; Gregg A. Gonsalves; and Peter O’Malley.

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