A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson’s historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago has sold for $2.05 million at auction.
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The jersey, part of a Heroes of Sport offering by Heritage Auctions, was accompanied by a letter from Robinson’s widow, Rachel, saying it is the one brought home by the Hall of Famer at the end of the 1947 season, when he became the first black player in the majors and earned Rookie of the Year honors.
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“Being down an All-Star point guard is obviously not the easiest thing to do,” Brooks said. “He did wake up this morning a lot better, not as sore. Let’s wait and see tomorrow. It’s nothing serious, that’s the most important. He’s going to be fine.”
Monday marks the first time this season the Wizards are playing on back-to-back nights. Washington, which visits Charlotte on Wednesday, is beginning a stretch of three games in four days.
Wall is averaging 19.9 points and a team-high 9.3 assists per game. He scored just eight points and missed 9 of 12 field goal attempts in Friday’s 91-88 loss to the Miami Heat, going scoreless through the first three quarters, and was limping in the locker room afterward.