Jackie Robinson Day in MLB
NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Robinson’s family took part in a pregame tribute at Yankee Stadium on the 64th anniversary of the day he broke baseball’s color barrier.
Friday was Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. All players, managers, coaches and umpires wore his No. 42 in memory of the Brooklyn star, who made his debut in 1947.
Wife Rachel Robinson and daughter Sharon were honored before the Yankees played Texas. They were joined by Yankees stars Mariano Rivera, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano.
Rivera is the last big leaguer still regularly wearing No. 42. The number has since been permanently retired.
Texas manager Ron Washington and Yankees manager Joe Girardi visited Little Leaguers in Newark, N.J., as part of the Jackie Robinson celebration.
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