Brooklyn Dodgers Legend Jackie Robinson Honored at World Series Nine Days Before His Death | 1972

Brooklyn Dodgers baseball legend Jackie Robinson is honored before the second game of the World Series between the Oakland A’s and the Cincinnati Reds on October 15, 1972, at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Nine days later, Robinson died of a heart attack at age 53 at his Connecticut home.

Robinson was recognized for breaking the Major League Baseball (MLB) color barrier 25 years earlier. Among those mentioned during this televised World Series ceremony are former Brooklyn Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber, former MLB players Pee Wee Reese, Larry Doby and Joe Black, Dodgers president Peter O’Malley, National League president Chub Feeney, Robinson’s wife Rachel and their daughter and son Sharon and David, and MLB commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Among other shown with Robinson are=. Reds infielder Joe Morgan and A’s manager Dick Williams.

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