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Robinson-Shuba commemorative statue gets boost from SI

The statue will portray and celebrate the 1946 handshake at home plate between Jackie Robinson, the first African American allowed to compete in mainstream professional baseball, and his white teammate, George Shuba of Youngstown.
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Connecticut sculptor Marc Mellon recently created a rough early study of the Robinson-Shuba statue. (Contributed photo)

The Robinson-Shuba Commemorative Statue Committee got a boost today: The project is featured in Sports Illustrated

The statue will portray and celebrate the 1946 handshake at home plate between Jackie Robinson, the first African American allowed to compete in mainstream professional baseball, and his white teammate, George Shuba of Youngstown.

Connecticut sculptor Marc Mellon created a rough early study of the Robinson-Shuba statue.

Plans call for the statue to stand nearly 7 feet tall, and it will be located in downtown Youngstown. 




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