AWSI Musings: Jackie Robinson Stealing Home Statue a Moving Tribute…

First published  16 April 2017.  Timely, it it.  Enjoy!—The Gang


We were mighty impressed with the work Oakland sculptor Branly Cadet to create a “moving” tribute to Jackie Robinson.

Cadet, a graduate of Cornell University, who continued his studies in figurative sculpture at the New York Academy of Art, Arts Student League, and the Vaugel Sculpture Studio and L’Ecole Albert Defois in France, remarked:

I am so honored to have the opportunity to design a sculpture memorial to Jackie Robinson for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is an icon of American history being celebrated by a legendary team in a grand city. I’m excited to create a design that is both befitting of this context and pays homage to his legacy as a sports hero and civic leader.

  • The 77-inch tall bronze statue he created depicts Robinson as a rookie in 1947 stealing home, a nod to his aggressive baserunning.
  • It weighs 700 pounds and is secured with a 150-pound steel rod.
  • It stands in the left field reserve plaza, with sweeping views of downtown Los Angeles in one direction and Elysian Park in the other.


The story mentioned how Robinson’s family shared numerous photos with the sculptor who worked especially hard at capturing an expression that would be happening in the moment — the man on the move.

AWSI, that hard work shows. Great example of  Idea, Energy & Power! We love it!


And The Enchanted Jukebox Sez…

Roll ’em! Mary Lou Williams. Give her a listen!

Thanks for reading!


—Dossie & The Gang

Bonus Content…
Vin Scully shares Jackie Robinson stories.

LA Times: Vin Scully says Jackie Robinson went at it with every fiber of his being

SI: Dodgers announcer Vin Scully shares memories of Jackie Robinson

Another larger than life tribute — Bobby Orr outside TD Garden

The larger than life sized bronze statue (110% life sized, weighing more than 600 pounds) which will permanently be installed in front of the TD Garden at the mouth of the West Walkway outside of the arena facing Causeway St., has been designed and sculpted by Harry Weber.

The main objective of the statue of Bobby Orr is to faithfully capture both the likeness of this great defenseman, and the spirit and emotion of the few seconds on May 10, 1970. ‘The Goal’ has become a defining moment, not only for the Bruins, but for the sport of Hockey.

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