Jackie Robinson Day: Major League Baseball pays tribute to No. 42
One of the few infuriating aspects of Jackie Robinson Day is the blowback from the uninformed. I have read today of how integration in this country was inevitable, and Robinson's success in 1947 was just a happy coincidence
42 Sunday in honor of Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kosuke Fukudome of the Chicago White Sox stands in front of a picture of Jackie Robinson in the outfield during the game against the Detroit Tigers in
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com | 04/15/12 1:07 PM ET WASHINGTON — Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Sunday, the 65th anniversary of the day the Brooklyn Dodgers' great broke the color barrier and integrated the game.
42 on Sunday in celebration of Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball. This is the fourth straight year that wearing No. 42 has been a part of the Jackie Robinson Day celebration. "I love it," infielder Michael Young said.
Prior to the game, though, there will be a special ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. The festivities are expected to include Rachel and Sharon Robinson, MLB Educational Programming Consultant and