I father, I Brooklyn Dodger them
I jack, I rob, I sin
Aww man, I'm Jackie Robinson
'Cept when I run base, I dodge the pen

from Jay Z – Brooklyn (Go Hard) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jackie Robinson was the Brooklyn Dodger player who broke the color barrier; “Dodger” means criminal — the “Artful Dodger” was Oliver Twist’s pickpocket mentor in Dickens' classic.
Hov mentions his criminal past by stating that he jacks, robs, and sins, thus making him Jackie Robinsin

Jackie Robinson’s high speed made him a great candidate to steal bases and get extra bases on his hits (“running base”)

Dope triple entendre

Fun fact: New Yorkers used to call anyone from Brooklyn “trolley dodgers” because of the numerous street-car lines that criss-crossed the borough. This is where the Brooklyn Dodgers got their name

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