Stealin' Home: A Musical Tribute to Jackie Robinson



Memorial Chapel

Event Description

Free Admission
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Join us for this very special musical event in celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial. Included will be a performance of Stealin' Home, Bobby Bradford's tribute to Jackie Robinson, commissioned by the Baseball Reliquary.

Bradford's jazz suite will be performed by an all-star ensemble featuring Bobby Bradford (cornet), Vinny Golia (woodwinds), Chuck Manning (tenor saxophone), William Roper (tuba), Don Preston (piano), Henry Franklin (bass), and Tina Raymond (drums). 

Following the performance, Joseph L. Price, co-director of the Institute for Baseball Studies, will host a conversation and Q&A with Bobby Bradford. Michael C. Ford will open the program with a reading of his poem From Flatbush to George Bush.

Before or after the concert, visit the Wardman Library lobby to view Did you See Jacking Robinson Hit That Ball?, an exhibition presented by the Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary.

This program is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.


Parking is free in any lot adjacent to Whittier College's Memorial Chapel.