Steiner Sports Ground Breaking Auction
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Before the Los Angeles Dodgers started taking the field in L.A. they called Brooklyn home. Playing in the historic Ebbet’s Field, the Brooklyn Dodgers were in existence from 1884 to 1957. The Brooklyn Dodgers are most famous for signing Jackie Robinson in 1947, who became the first African American player in the modern major leagues. This move was executed by Branch Rickey, the legendary General Manager for the Dodgers. Robinson wasn’t the only superstar on the team during the 40’s and 50’s. With players such as Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Carl Erskine and Preacher Roe among others the Dodgers won the National League Pennant in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953, but lost to the New York Yankees in all five of those World Series. That created the slogan “Wait ‘til next year” among the fan base. Next year finally came for the Brooklyn faithful when the Dodgers won the World Series in 1955, defeating the Yankee team that had beat them so many times previously. Two years later, the Brooklyn Dodgers packed their bags for Los Angeles and have been playing there ever since. This Jackie Robinson Dodgers Jersey is hand signed by former Brooklyn Dodgers in Blue Sharpie. Some of the names who have signed this incredible jersey are Duke Snider, Preacher Roe, Clem Lebine, Ralph Branca, Ransom Jackson, Gene Hermanski, Carl Erskine, Johnny Podres, Andy Pafko, Mickey Owen, Clyde King, Pee Wee Reese, Don Newcombe, Billy Loes, Ed Roebuch, and Roger Craig. A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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