Jackie Robinson Day highlights Dodgers second homestand

The Dodgers return to Los Angeles on Friday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (April 14-17) and Colorado Rockies (April 18-19) during their six-game homestand, which will be highlighted by Jackie Robinson Day and the first-ever Dodger Stadium statue dedication on Saturday, April 15.

On Saturday, the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut on April 15, 1947, the club will unveil the first-ever statue in Dodger Stadium history in Robinson’s likeness on the Left Field Reserve Plaza in a 3:00 p.m. ceremony that will be attended by Rachel, Sharon and David Robinson, Dodger owner Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Dodger President & CEO Stan Kasten, Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda, Sandy Koufax, Don Newcombe, Jaime Jarrín and Frank Robinson, and emceed by Kevin Frazier. Jackie Robinson Day will also be celebrated during pre-game ceremonies and throughout the Dodgers’ 6:10 p.m. game against the D-backs Saturday, when the first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance will receive a replica of the Jackie Robinson statue, presented by Bank of America. To allow more fans to join in Jackie Robinson Day festivities and enjoy the statue on the day of its unveiling, the team has made a select number of lower priced tickets available for purchase for Saturday’s game on Dodgers.com.

A full list of promotions and special events for the upcoming homestand is below:

Friday, April 14, 7:10 p.m. vs. Arizona

*        Probable pitching match-up of Cy Young Award winners: Clayton Kershaw vs. Zack Greinke

*        Post-game Friday Night Fireworks set to Billy Joel songs, presented by Denny’s

*        Special Event: Billy Joel Night (special ticket package sold out)

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Saturday, April 15, 6:10 p.m. vs. Arizona – Jackie Robinson Day

*        Replica Jackie Robinson statue giveaway presented by Bank of America (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance)

*        Jackie Robinson statue dedication ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Left-Field Reserve Plaza, Lot B (open to media and invited guests)

Sunday, April 16, 1:10 p.m. vs. Arizona

*        Kids Kenta Maeda Fathead giveaway, presented by Sunrun (first 12,000 ticketed kids 14 & under)

Monday, April 17, 7:10 p.m. vs. Arizona

 Tuesday, April 18, 7:10 p.m. vs. Colorado

*        Knit cap giveaway, presented by Security Benefit (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance)

Wednesday, April 19, 7:10 p.m. vs. Colorado

*        Great Dodger Moments Coin giveaway #1, presented by 76 – Tommy Lasorda National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance)

*        Special Event: USC Trojans’ Head Football Coach Clay Helton ceremonial first pitch in honor of USC Night (special ticket package sold out)

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling (866) DODGERS, and information on the special events calendar can be found online at dodgers.com/groups. Information on parking and public transportation options to Dodger Stadium, including the Dodger Stadium Express, can be found online at www.dodgers.com under the Dodger Stadium tab at the top of the page.

(Article courtesy of Dodgers PR Department)


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One Response to “Jackie Robinson Day highlights Dodgers second homestand”

  1. oldbrooklynfan says:

    I am happy to see that Jackie is depicted to be sliding into (or stealing a base) for his statue. I think he was one of the most intelligent base runners in MLB history.

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