Olbermann: Meet the kid in an iconic 1947 Jackie Robinson photo

From SABR member Keith Olbermann at Baseball Nerd on April 15, 2013:

“Imagine,” Eddie Dweck muses as he looks at The Photograph, “a kid going to a ballgame dressed in a suit and tie!”

You probably don’t know Eddie Dweck, but you’ve probably seen him before. Because of The Photograph he has a cameo role in history. But history is a defiant and elusive thing. It will tell you that The Photograph Eddie Dweck is ruminating on is one of the iconic images of Jackie Robinson just before he stepped out of that Ebbets Field dugout and into history 66 years ago today.

Except it wasn’t taken on April 15, 1947. And Mr. Dweck will also reveal to you that – albeit in the mildest sense of the word – the photograph was staged.

The kid looking at the camera, the kid Jackie Robinson seems to be looking at? Meet Eddie Dweck.

Read the full article here: http://keitholbermann.mlblogs.com/2013/04/15/meet-the-kid-in-the-jackie-robinson-photo-which-was-staged/

Originally published: April 15, 2013. Last Updated: April 15, 2013.