Dodger Stadium Jackie Robinson statue details released.

The Dodgers today announced that the Jackie Robinson statue, a project Stan Kasten breathed into existence in April, has a sculptor: Branly Cadet.

According to a team press release,

Cadet, who lived in Brooklyn before settling on the west coast in Oakland, CA, is creating the Robinson piece around the theme, “Leveling the Playing Field.”  Cadet’s previous works include the William Shakespeare medallion at the former Booth Theatre site in New York City, and the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Memorial in front of the New York State Office Building in New York City.  He is also currently working on a privately funded large-scale monument for the City of Philadelphia.

The Robinson statue will be approximately nine to ten feet tall and, once completed, will be unveiled at Dodger Stadium at a location to be determined.

As for when we might see the statue, the release mentions only that it will be unveiled “during the 2016 season.”

Rachel Robinson, Jackie’s widow, is quoted in the release as saying that “Branly Cadet’s excitement for the project is heartening, and I look forward to the unveiling with great enthusiasm.”

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Game 9: Dodgers 5, Seattle Mariners 2.

Jackie Robinson

Dodgers players and coaches wear their number 42 jerseys during pregame ceremonies on Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker/Staff photographer)

There was enough pomp and circumstance Wednesday at Dodger Stadium to fill — well, Dodger Stadium. It was the Civil Rights Game, on Jackie Robinson Day, with every player wearing number 42. The Dodgers honored Robinson with their play as much as their words.

Robinson Cano — who, ironically, is named for number 42 — could not say the same thing.

The game story is here. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

The biggest news might have come before the game, when president Stan Kasten (sitting with commissioner Rob Manfred, Rachel Robinson and Magic Johnson) announced that a Robinson statue would be the first in a series at Dodger Stadium.

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Online auction features Sandy Koufax rookie card.

Sandy Koufax rookie card Sandy Koufax rookie card back

A Sandy Koufax rookie card from 1955, and a Jackie Robinson card from the same set, are currently up for auction at LoveOfTheGameAuctions.com.

The 1955 Topps partial mid-grade set has been broken into multiple lots. Check out the Koufax rookie (current bid: $225), the Robinson card (current bid: $110), and the rest of the lots.

The auction closes Saturday at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

More info: info@loveofthegameauctions.com

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Sandy Koufax perfect game ball, Jackie Robinson bat, Roy Campanella ring highlight all-star auction.

Jackie Robinson bat

A baseball used by Sandy Koufax to throw his perfect game on Sept. 9, 1965, a Jackie Robinson bat from 1953, and Roy Campanella’s Hall of Fame induction ring are among the items being auctioned at the All-Star fan fest next week in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Koufax ball was donated by former major league player and manager Jeff Torborg, who caught the game.

Hunt Auctions has pictures and a full description of the Koufax baseball, the Robinson bat and the Campanella ring.

Bids can be placed online or by telephone (610-524-0822). Bidding for the live auction begins Tuesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Coincidentally, the three players were the first to have their numbers retired by the Dodgers.

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