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Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

A statue of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie

A statue of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson stands outside MCU Park in Coney Island, where the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones play, at Surf Avenue and West 17th Street. Photo Credit: AP

With the new movie "42" bringing the Jackie Robinson story to a whole new generation, fans young and old can trace Robinson's steps throughout Brooklyn.

Ebbets Field stadium was home to the Brooklyn
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Ebbets Field stadium was home to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson retired after the 1956 season, and Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley moved the team to Los Angeles after the 1957 season.

Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson, right, steals home plate
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Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson, right, steals home plate as Boston Braves' catcher Bill Salkeld is thrown off-balance during the fifth inning at Ebbets Field. (Aug. 22, 1948)

Apartment buildings are under construction on the former
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Apartment buildings are under construction on the former site of Ebbets Field, the former home of the Dodgers and Jackie Robinson. (Jan. 31, 1962)

The former site of the Brooklyn Dodgers' ballpark,
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The former site of the Brooklyn Dodgers' ballpark, Ebbets Field, was torn down after the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957 and today is an apartment complex in the Crown Heights neighborhood. A faded sign in the courtyard says "No ball playing." (April 7, 2013)

The Brooklyn Dodgers' ballpark, Ebbets Field, was torn
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The Brooklyn Dodgers' ballpark, Ebbets Field, was torn down after the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957 and today is an apartment complex in the Crown Heights neighborhood. (April 7, 2013)

During his 1947 rookie season with the Brooklyn
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During his 1947 rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson and his wife Rachel lived at 526 MacDonough St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Although much of "42" was filmed in the South, some scenes were shot on MacDonough because the filmmakers could not find a building elsewhere with the distinctive front stoop commonly found in Brooklyn. (April 7, 2013)

Jackie Robinson lived in several places in Brooklyn
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Jackie Robinson lived in several places in Brooklyn before moving to Queens and later Connecticut with his wife and children. On a tidy block in East Flatbush, a two-story brick house at 5224 Tilden Ave. with a rusting fence and peeling paint bears a plaque that states: "The first African-American major league baseball player lived here from 1947 to 1949." Local officials have started an effort to landmark the house. (April 7, 2013)

A plaque on a two-story brick house at
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A plaque on a two-story brick house at 5224 Tilden Ave. in East Flatbush states: "The first African-American major league baseball player lived here from 1947 to 1949." (April 7, 2013)

Jackie Robinson was close to the assistant pastor,
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Jackie Robinson was close to the assistant pastor, the Rev. Lacy Covington, at The Nazarene Congregational Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant. At one time Robinson, whose son struggled with drug addiction, made a speech in the church warning against the scourge of drugs. Robinson lived nearby for a time after joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. (April 7, 2013)

Long before Ebbets Field existed, Brooklyn's baseball team
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Long before Ebbets Field existed, Brooklyn's baseball team played in Washington Park, which is better known as a Revolutionary War site for the Battle of Brooklyn. A baseball park was located on the site beginning in the 1880s, and the team, later known as the Brooklyn Dodgers, used the Old Stone House, background center, as a clubhouse. (April 7, 2013)

Long before Ebbets Field existed, Brooklyn's baseball team
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Long before Ebbets Field existed, Brooklyn's baseball team played in Washington Park, in Washington Park, at Fifth Avenue and Third Street in Park Slope. A baseball park was located on the site beginning in the 1880s, and the team, later known as the Brooklyn Dodgers, used the Old Stone House as a clubhouse. (April 7, 2013)

A statue of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie
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A statue of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson stands outside MCU Park in Coney Island, where the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones play, at Surf Avenue and West 17th Street.

Robinson died in 1972, just a year after
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Robinson died in 1972, just a year after his son died in a car accident. They are buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery, which straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens and is reachable via the Jackie Robinson Parkway. (April 9, 2013)

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