Legend Jackie Robinson Is Not Dodging Doing the Dishes in This 1949 Photo


    The Dodgers were in Brooklyn the last time the Cubs played in the World Series. In 1949, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle visited Brooklyn Dodgers players at their homes, capturing scenes of them and their families in their kitchens.

    Jackie Robinson was snapped doing the dishes in the vintage kitchen of his East Flatbush home. Jackie and Rachel Robinson lived at 5224 Tilden Avenue from 1947 to 1949 before moving to Queens. The house, built between 1912 and 1916, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to the connection with Robinson.

    Robinson broke the barrier against African-American players participating in major league baseball. His first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers was on April 15, 1947, and during his time with the team they won pennants in 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953 and the world championship in 1955.

    Robinson passed away in 1972. In 1997, on the 50th anniversary of his promotion to the Dodgers, New York State named the Jackie Robinson Parkway for him.

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