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Jackie Robinson Day 2023: How the sports world is honoring MLB icons

(Original Caption) 1949-Jackie Robinson during baseball practice. Here J. Robinson shown bending to catch a ground ball.


MLB and on Saturday, the entire sports world celebrated the 76th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in MLB. April 15, 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Each year thereafter has been an opportunity to celebrate his contribution and enduring legacy. Retired by MLB He donned his No. 42 jersey in 1997 and named April 15 in 2004 For “Jackie Robinson Day”.


Every April 15th we celebrate Jackie Robinson, whose courage in breaking MLB’s color barrier changed us forever Love the sport and make it better. #Jackie42


Jackie Robinson opens the door for everyone. #Jackie42



Jackie led the Brooklyn Dodgers to their only championship and became the first black player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. #Jackie42

MLB [email protected] Today, we commemorate #⃣4⃣2⃣♥️

The story behind Ken Griffey Jr.’s role in every player wearing #42 today. #Jackie42

Players Alliance

@PlayersAlliance Today, we are pleased to commemorate the historic Jackie Robinson Day as more than 200 MLB players and coaches stand with TPA in honor of our beloved of 42 years old. Jackie blazed a trail for every black player in the game and we owe our cause to him. #JackieRobinsonDay #JackieRobinson The Pastime Company @thepastimeco

Jackie Robinson leaves Ebbetts Field after opening day against the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. #JACKIE42

Robinson has been honored by many teams around the league :

Cincinnati Reds @Reds

April 15, 2007: Ken Griffey Jr., with the consent of then-Commissioner Bud Selig and Robinson’s widow Rachel, wears Wear No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson. Selig then encouraged all players to join in the salute. #Jackie42 #RedsVault

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New York Yankees @yankees

is honored to celebrate Jackie’s legacy. #Jackie42

Mets @Mets

Today we honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson. #Jackie42

Pittsburgh Pirates


Today and every day, we honor the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson and his impact on and off the field. #Jackie42

Texas [email protected]

Dear 42, @BlackCeasarPoet x #Jackie42

Miami Marlins@marlins
Icons and trailblazers.

Jackie, thanks for paving the way. #Jackie42

Yingshi. Louis Cardinals

@Cardinals April 15, 1947 , Jackie Robinson broke down the color barrier in baseball.

Today and every day, we celebrate Jackie’s enduring legacy in the fight for equality. #Jackie42

Detroit Tigers


“Life is not important, what matters is its impact on other lives.”

Jackie Robinson’s impact as a Trail Blazer, Hall of Famer and civil rights champion will live on forever. #Jackie42

Houston Astros@astros

Thanks Jackie for paving the way. #Jackie42 a> x @Nike

Chicago Cubs

is more important than breaking color barriers. Bigger than a baseball. #Jackie42

See how Jackie Robinson’s legacy connects to @100BMC and the youth of Chicago:

Toronto Blue Jays@BlueJays champion of change.

Thank you, Jackie. #Jackie42

Pittsburgh Pirates

@Pirates “Jackie Robinson means a lot to me because his courage and bravery taught me that anything is possible.”

We are eternally grateful. #Jackie42

Minnesota Twins @Twins

Today and every day, we celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson! @OfficialBuck103 describes what Jackie means to him and how he continues #42’s legacy! @NikeDiamond Robinson is one of the legends to play in Major League Baseball while his door is still closed. 1945 In 1999, he played for the Kansas City Monarchs. His contributions are also highlighted by the Negro League Baseball Museum and its curator, Bob Kendrick.

Negro League Baseball Museum @NLBMuseumKC

From Jackie’s groundbreaking season
From the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro League in 1945, to his @MLB debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, we celebrate Jackie Robinson’s legend on and off the field. #Jackie42

Bob Kendrick


Today, the nation proudly celebrates how a monarch “changed the game and changed America!” Jackie Robinson )’s barrier-breaking professional baseball career began in 1945 with the Kansas City Monarchs. The story of this American hero cannot be separated from @kansascity & Negro League! @MLB

Robinson was a six-time MLB All-Star and World Series winner (1955) during his 10-year career in Brooklyn. He was also the 1947 Rookie of the Year and the 1949 National League Most Valuable Player. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.



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