Jackie Robinson Day all around

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz


Apr 15, identified as Jackie Robinson Day all around Significant Group Football, is already the most essential and essential time frame on the baseball schedule. That is especially real for the Dodgers company, because it was on that time frame and with the Brooklyn Dodgers that Johnson split along with hurdle in 1947.

But this season it will keep a little additional significance for their company, and also for the first 40,000 lovers through the gateways when they perform variety to the San Paul Padres.


Here's why:
In celebration of Jackie Robinson’s birthday, here's your first look at the Robinson, Newcombe and Campanella Statue: twitter.com/Dodgers/status…
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 31, 2013
The Robinson, Newcombe and Campanella Statue will be given away at Dodger Stadium on Jackie Robinson Day, April 15: atmlb.com/WfLX8N
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 31, 2013

As noted, the Dodgers announcement capped off what would have been Robinson's 94th birthday on Thursday. The folks over at Google also found a very special way to honor him.

I must say this is really a cool idea on the Dodgers part to not only remember Robinson, but to also honor two of his teammates who also happen to be two of the game's best in Roy Campanella, who was a three-time National League MVP and a 1969 inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Don Newcombe, who can lay claim to a World Series championship, MVP, Cy Young and also a Rookie of the Year award.

The legendary trio played together for six seasons — interrupted by Newcombe's two years of military service in 1953-54 — and collected numerous accolades. Those include five MVPs, three pennants, one World Series (1955), while averaging 94 wins a season during the entire eight year stretch.

Needless to say, their run together was pretty remarkable, and this will definitely be one of the coolest giveaways we'll see all season.
Of course some of the stiffest competition they will face will come from within, as the Dodgers have already announced bobblehead giveaways honoring Sandy Koufax, Magic Johnson and even Rick Monday saving the American flag in 1976.

I'd say the Dodgers marketing department is really on the top of their game right about now.