Orioles to honor Jackie Robinson

Players, coaches will wear No. 42 for Wednesday night’s game

The Orioles and Major League Baseball will honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson Wednesday on the 62nd anniversary of the day Robinson broke the major league color barrier.

All uniformed Orioles personnel will wear Robinson’s No. 42 for Wednesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, the team announced in a news release.

The Orioles will auction each player’s game-worn, autographed No. 42 jersey on http://www.orioles.com, starting at 6 tonight and concluding at noon on Tuesday. The auction proceeds will benefit the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Robinson played his first major league game, for the Brooklyn Dodgers, April 15, 1947. He went 0-for-3, but scored the deciding run in a 5-3 victory over the Boston Braves in Brooklyn.

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4 Comments

The Red Sox will also be honoring Jackie Robinson on Friday when they get home to Fenway.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Man I wish I got to see Jackie Robinson play. He was a baseball legend not just for the stuff he did off the field but for the stuff he did on too. WHich a lot of people seem to forget now. Jackie was one of the best ever.

Bob,
http://bostonsports.mlblogs.com/
http://youngguns.mlblogs.com/

Great pix, Ken, and what a worthy tribute. I, too, wish I’d seen Robinson play.

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Ken,
Sorry I did not get to see this before. You did a wonderful job with the tribute. There is giant poster of that picture you posted where Jackie is heading into the dugout at Dodger Stadium when you head into the dugout restaurant.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

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