Today marks the 72 anniversary of one of the most important moments in sports history – Jackie Robinson debuting with the Dodgers and breaking MLB’s color barrier. And MLB will honor Robinson’s legacy in several ways on Monday.
All players and coaches across all 32 major league teams will wear Robinson’s #42 today. In addition, special commemorative patches will be worn on caps and uniforms, and Jackie Robinson Day logos will be on the bases and lineup cards.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will take part in a special ceremony before the Mets-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, while Robinson’s widow Rachel and their son and daughter will attend festivities at Dodger Stadium.
Later this year, the new Jackie Robinson Museum will open in New York City.
What is Jackie Robinson’s legacy today?
Do you think MLB does enough to honor his memory?