Jackie Robinson artwork damaged during delivery to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City | Changing room
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A tribute to Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson was damaged during delivery to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on Saturday.
The director of the Negro League Baseball Museum, Bob Kendrick, posted the damaged artwork on Twitter.
âNeedless to say, I was heartbroken when @FedEx delivered artist Dave Hobrecht’s masterful tribute to the shambles Jackie Robinson! The piece was donated to be displayed in our Barrier Breaker exhibition! We are trying to see if it is recoverable!
Needless to say I was heartbroken when @FedEx delivered the masterful tribute of artist Dave Hobrecht to Jackie Robinson in shambles! The piece was donated to be displayed in our Barrier Breaker exhibition! We’re trying to see if it’s recoverable! ð¢ð¤ð¾ðð½ @NLBMuseumKC @Dodgers @Royals pic.twitter.com/FfdCTWf13t
– Bob Kendrick (@nlbmprez) March 27, 2021
Fed Ex customer service responded in a Tweet:
Hi Bob, it’s Rebecca. Thank you for reporting this disturbing delivery issue to us. Please send me a direct message and I will get some details to help research this issue. https://t.co/7vnSkvqx3r
– FedEx Help (@FedExHelp) March 27, 2021
Robinson is well known nationally as the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
Less well known, perhaps outside of Kansas City, was Robinson’s short stoppage with the Kansas City Monarchs.
He played a year for the Monarchs in 1945.
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