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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