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.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Director Bob Kendrick posted the damaged artwork on Twitter.
“Needless to say, I was heartbroken when @FedEx delivered artist Dave Hobrecht’s masterful tribute to Jackie Robinson in shambles! The piece was being donated for display in our Barrier Breaker exhibit! We’re trying to see if it’s salvageable!”
Needless to say, I was heartbroken when @FedEx delivered artist Dave Hobrecht’s masterful tribute to Jackie Robinson in shambles! The piece was being donated for display in our Barrier Breaker exhibit! We’re trying to see if it’s salvageable!😢🤞🏾🙏🏽 @NLBMuseumKC @Dodgers @Royals pic.twitter.com/FfdCTWf13t
— Bob Kendrick (@nlbmprez) March 27, 2021
Fed Ex’s customer service responded in a Tweet:
Hi Bob, this is Rebecca. Thank you for notifying us about this upsetting delivery issue. Please send me a direct message and I will get some details to help research this matter. https://t.co/7vnSkvqx3r
— FedEx Help (@FedExHelp) March 27, 2021
Robinson is well known nationally as the man who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier.
Less known, perhaps out of Kansas City, was Robinson’s short stop with the Kansas City Monarchs.
He played one year for the Monarchs in 1945.
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