Jackie & Pee Wee Statue

Comfort Inn Brooklyn
Hospital for Special Surgery

 

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Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese
Sculptor William Behrends; Landscape architect Ken Smith, 2005
MCU Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn
Bronze, granite, landscaping

Inspired by the friendship of two Brooklyn Dodger baseball players who helped advance integration in the Major Leagues, this figurative sculpture depicting the two teammates, was dedicated November 1, 2005 at the entrance of MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. The artwork honors historical events of broad social significance, and is intended to serve as an inspiration to visitors, especially children.