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Next to Keyspan Park, the Cyclones’ stadium, there’s a statue of PeeWee Reese and Jackie Robinson. In 1947, Jackie Robinson was the first black player to join a major league baseball team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. Story goes that teammate Reese put his arm around Robinson’s shoulder when an opposing team taunted him. Unlike some of their teammates, Reese remained supportive of Robinson during their time together as Dodgers.

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