Thursday, April 11, 2013
Bruins to honor Jackie Robinson with mural
By Peter Yoon
LOS ANGELES -- UCLA will unveil a mural of former Bruin Jackie Robinson prior to the team’s Sunday baseball game against Loyola Marymount at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
The mural, designed by renowned sports artist Mike Sullivan, will run along the first-base concourse of the stadium named after Robinson. UCLA coach John Savage and former UCLA pitcher Tim Leary, representing the Dodgers, are expected to speak during the pregame ceremony.
Jackie Robinson Day takes place across the major leagues on April 15, the anniversary of the date Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. UCLA does not play Monday, so the school is celebrating on Sunday.