It’s a big week for the Dodgers’ roots, today marking the day the Dodgers called up Jackie Robinson, Friday the official release of his film biography “42,” on Tuesday marking 66 years since he made his historic major league debut and this week marking the 100th anniversary of Ebbets Field.
Here’s a look at it all, plus some other tidbits, on the web:
-- Your first stop should be Ron Rapoport’s story at LA Observed on his interviewing Robinson in a dark downtown hotel room, near his death. Insightful and wonderfully written, Rapoport, then working for The Times, spoke to Robinson before the Dodgers retired his uniform number and four months before he died.
-- MLB.com’s Evan Drellich takes a long look at Ebbets Field and its place in Brooklyn history, a piece that includes comments from Vin Scully.
-- The National Baseball Hall of Fame remembers Robinson.
-- Robinson had his differences with Walter O’Malley, but it’s the grandsons of the man who moved the Dodgers to Los Angeles who now run the San Diego Padres. They’re featured by Tom Krasovic in the San Diego Union-Tribune.