Here's a sampling of the many ways in which teams and players paid tribute to the great Jackie Robinson on Saturday. Each season on April 15, all members of Major League Baseball wear uniforms sporting the number 42, Jackie's jersey number, in honor of his legacy.
Jackie Robinson helped break down the racial barrier in Major League Baseball 70 years ago.
Rachel Robinson and her two kids Sharon and David will be in attendance for the official unveiling, and they expect as many as 200 other family members and friends to be at Dodgers Stadium, along with Dodgers legends Sandy Koufax, Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda and Dodgers owner Magic Johnson.
My father and I watched many baseball games together, including those first games that Strawberry played for the New York Mets during his rookie season in 1983.
Twenty years ago today, baseball retired Robinson's No. 42, in a dramatic announcement madeat Shea Stadium in NY by Commissioner Bud Selig, who was flanked by Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson; and President Bill Clinton.
Even on Jackie Robinson Day, a day seems hardly sufficient. He used to come home and say, 'I got a standing ovation today.' He'd be shocked.
The family shared numerous photos of Robinson with Cadet.
I was 6-years-old when Jackie Robinson made his last public appearance at the 1972 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds and the Oakland A's. The first 40,000 fans will receive a smaller replica. It was a time working- and middle-class men and woman of all ages, classes, races and religions commingled in the stands rooting for Jackie Robinson and his teammates, regardless of ethnic origin, game after game. "My dad was a humble person".
But, one day, he and his wife, Courtney, were watching the movie "42" - "For probably like the 100th time", Maybin said - when Robinson was depicted playing for a minor league team wearing No. 9. "There's still lots and lots of struggles in this world and it's a very complicated place".
But Robinson's impact goes far beyond his stats.
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