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Baseball Players Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

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Major League Baseball players wore the number 42 on Monday to honor Jackie Robinson, 66 years after he broke the color barrier in the major leagues.

Jackie Robinson Day marks the day Robinson became baseball's first black player on April 15, 1947.

Robinson reached base on a throwing error and scored a run as the Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

Later that year he won baseball's first-ever Rookie of the Year award.

Robinson's number was retired across baseball in 1997, though the Yankees' Mariano Rivera was grandfathered and will continue with the number until his retirement.

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