Los Angeles Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson will be honored for a classic moment in baseball history very soon. Moreover, if you don’t know about ‘The Handshake of the Century’; now is a good time to Google it and learn a little more. However, if you do, this will be pretty newsworthy to any Robinson or Dodgers fan.
Now a statue will be revealed in April of 2020 in Youngstown, Ohio of Robinson. Indeed, he will be doing the handshake of the century gesture. This statue was designed by artist George Shuba. Notably, Shuba has sculpted former presidents, Pope John Paul, and other star athletes.
Today In 1946: Jackie Robinson is greeted by George Shuba after hitting a HR. The handshake is a historic interracial 1st for pro baseball. pic.twitter.com/aHuyrVIqXA
— Baseball by BSmile (@BSmile) April 18, 2017
From the official press release:
YOUNGTOWN, Ohio — A larger-than-life statue commemorating the inspiring 1946 handshake of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American Major League Baseball player, and George “Shotgun” Shuba, his white teammate, will inspire better relations among people of different racial backgrounds, say leaders of a group planning to build…