Jackie Robinson

In Memoriam: Monte Irvin

January 13, 2016 - Jackie Robinson, News

The Jackie Robinson Foundation mourns the loss of Monte Irvin, the former Negro Leaguer and then power hitting Giant’s outfielder who joined the Major Leagues in 1949, only two years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Although entering a league that had become slightly more diverse in the ensuing seasons, Mr. Irvin still endured […]

Read More

Rachel Robinson & JRF on the passing of Yogi Berra

September 23, 2015 - Jackie Robinson, News

Pictured (l to r): Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., Bill Russell, Rachel Robinson, Yogi Berra and Della Britton Baeza at the JRF Golf Classic in Montclair, NJ, 2004“My family and I very much mourn the passing of Yogi Berra. We of course admired Yogi’s contribution to the game. And Yogi and his beloved Carmen and I […]

Read More

JRF Receives $1M towards JR Museum

June 10, 2015 - Jackie Robinson, News

The Foundation continues to work towards its goal of building a museum in lower Manhattan to honor Jackie Robinson’s contributions to baseball and to American society. JRF recently received an anonymous $1 million gift to support the Museum project, which needs $7 million more in contributions to open its doors. In addition to showcasing artifacts […]

Read More

Connect with Us

Tell your friends and followers about JRF & our mission.