UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Rachel Robinson the widow of former UCLA foursport star and Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson were on hand for Friday39s naming of the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex at UCLA Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Rachel Robinson, the widow of former UCLA four-sport star and Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, were on hand for Friday's naming of the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex at UCLA. Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics.

UCLA Names Recreation Complex after Jackie Robinson

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has named its 22 recreation and athletic facilities the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex.

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has named its 22 recreation and athletic facilities the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex.

The honor is for the first African-American to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Robinson, who entered the majors with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and was later elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, was a four-sport star at UCLA—baseball, football, basketball and track and field.

Robinson's widow,

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