Mrs. Rachel Robinson
Members of the Brooklyn Dodgers in front of
the famous Yomeimon, a national treasure
Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Robinson
A Souvenir Photo presented to Mrs. Jackie Robinson
The representative of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum greeted Mrs. Jackie Robinson at Tokyo Dome on Wednesday, October 16, and presented her with their photo taken in Nikko when they visited Japan as members of the Brooklyn Dodgersf goodwill baseball tour in 1956.
Mrs. Rachel Robinson (91) is now in Tokyo to promote the film, "42," a biography of her late husband, the legendary gJackieh Robinson who became the first Afro-American player to break the color barrier in the Major League in 1947. The photo was presented to her prior to the first game of the final series of the Central League's Climax Series between the Yomiuri Giants and Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
The framed photo was reproduced from one (possessed by the BHFM) of the memorial albums prepared by the Yomiuri Shimbun, the sponsor of the 1956 U.S-Japan baseball Series. Several members of the Brooklyn Dodgers visited the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko on October 29 after the team played the 8th game at Utsunomiya Prefectural Stadium on the previous day.