Jackie Robinson, Jersey City, and His First Game in Organized Baseball

This article was written by John J. Burbridge Jr.

This article was published in Jackie Robinson: Perspectives on 42

DR. JOHN J. BURBRIDGE JR. is currently professor emeritus at Elon University, where he was both a dean and professor. He is also an adjunct at York College of Pennsylvania. While at Elon he introduced and taught Baseball and Statistics. He has authored several SABR publications and presented at SABR Conventions, NINE, and the Seymour meetings. He is a lifelong New York Giants baseball fan. The greatest Giants-Dodgers game he attended was a 1-0 Giants victory in Jersey City in 1956. Yes, the Dodgers did play in Jersey City in 1956 and 1957. John can be reached at burbridg@elon.edu.