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Ebbetts Field

            Dedicated in memory of beloved Brooklyn Dodgers fan Hilda Chester and the immortal Jackie Robinson, the Ebbets Field replica is housed in a specially-constructed Plexiglas case, which includes a baseball signed by the artist, William Robert Steele. A fascinating aside to this project is that when Steele signed the baseball on May 11, 2002 for inclusion with the exhibit, it was the first time he had ever touched a baseball in his life. In fact, Steele had never attended a baseball game of any kind at the time of the dedication. His primary interest in Ebbets Field was more in its uniqueness as an architectural structure than its importance in baseball history.  
                   The Ebbets Field replica is on exhibit indefinitely at the Jackie Robinson Center, along with a display of Jackie Robinson paintings and photographs sponsored by the Baseball Reliquary. Included is artist Michael Guccione’s celebrated “Jackie Robinson Icon.” Located at 1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, California, the Jackie Robinson Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; closed Saturday and Sunday. For directions to the Center, phone (626) 744-7300.  

 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF LARRY GOREN


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