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Black Players Dwindle Again on Jackie Robinson Day

As has been customary since 2009, all Major League Baseball players, managers, coaches and umpires wore No. 42 on April 15 -- Jackie Robinson Day -- to commemorate the pioneer's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Ceremonies were held in every stadium, with video tributes and on-field celebrations to honor Robinson's legacy. His family, former teammates, former Negro Leaguers and NBA great Bill Russell were among those who took part in the celebrations.
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Griffin: Jackie Robinson Day celebrates 65th anniversary

Baseball / MLB : Blue Jays Baseball Blog (2 years ago)

Players around major-league baseball wore uniforms with the No. 42, a number that has been retired from use by all teams since the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field on April 15, 19... Read Post

The Dodgers Celebrated Jackie Robinson Day In Grand Fashion

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (last year)

While the country reacted to the tragedy in Boston, Major League Baseball teams and players took a few moments to celebrate the memory of Jackie Robinson. And the biggest celebration of Jackie Robinson Day occurred at Dodger Stadium... Read Post

Yankees-Angels: Robinson Cano, Yanks Have L.A.'s Number on Jackie Robinson Day

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (4 years ago)

On April 15, 1947, 28-year-old Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers broke baseball's color barrier and started a whole new trend for Major League Baseball. Because of that, Jackie Robinson Day is commemorated every April 15. With... Read Post


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