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On April 15, the whole MLB to wear Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 in Dodger Blue

On April 15, players, coaches, and managers across Major League Baseball will wear Jackie Robinson’s iconic No. 42, but for this year’s 75th anniversary, there will be a twist: all 42s will be colored Dodger Blue, regardless of the team’s primary colors.

According to reports, the Los Angeles Dodgers, for whom Robinson carved out his whole pioneering career, will play the Cincinnati Reds at home on April 15, the 75th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier in his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

On July 19, a little more than three months later, the All-Star Game will be held at Dodger Stadium, and the Robinson honors will continue for a new reason: his widow, Rachel, will be 100 on that day. On April 15, MLB will screen a unique tribute film titled “Play, Run, Win, Rise,” created by Eljon Wardally and narrated by Leslie Odom Jr. at each of the host ballparks.

Robinson’s digital signature was used to create a unique logo. In addition to the Dodger Blue 42s that will adorn the backs of all uniformed troops, honorary patches will be placed into sleeves and headgear.
Robinson earned the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, was awarded MVP two years later and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962.

His monument is located at Dodger Stadium’s primary, centre-field entrance. The Dodgers’ plans for Jackie Robinson Day will be revealed at a later date. Rachel Robinson said in a statement, “Our family is happy to see the many amazing tributes to Jack’s momentous moment 75 years ago.”

“Through our engagement with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, we will continue to pay tribute to his memory and legacy. We are honored to have Major League Baseball and a slew of other organizations as supporters of the young men and women we help each year.”

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