Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates Jackie Robinson Day at Abraham Lincoln High School

Many residents will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day today. Jackie Robinson became the first black man to play Major League Baseball in the modern era exactly

Jackie Robinson looks over the Brooklyn Dodgers' roster

Jackie Robinson looks over the Brooklyn Dodgers' roster in Havana, Cuba. (Feb. 27, 1947) (Credit: AP)

BROOKLYN - Yankee centerfielder Curtis Granderson celebrated Jackie Robinson Day with students from Abraham Lincoln High School today in Coney Island.

The days' events were arranged by the Grand Kids Foundation, Granderson's charity, which donated $30,000 to help rebuild the school's baseball field after Superstorm Sandy caused severe damage.

Granderson took the students to see "42," the new movie based on the life of Robinson. It was 66 years ago today that Jackie Robinson made his Brooklyn Dodgers debut.

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