There will be #42s everywhere you look today as baseball honors Jackie Robinson’s first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, which came 62 years ago, on April 15, 1947.
Commissioner Bud Selig has asked that all managers, coaches and players on all 30 big league teams wear Robinson’s number to signify unity in the game and celebration of the date, which marks the breaking of baseball’s color barrier.
Learn more about Robinson's struggles and triumphs at the Official Jackie Robinson Site and by checking out the blogs below. Also, this book is amazing.
A wonderful sight: click here to see one number across the backs of all the nameless players today.
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