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About Jackie Robinson Day

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Baseball's color barrier when he made his historic MLB debut. Every year on April 15, Baseball honors Jackie's legacy by celebrating his life, values and accomplishments. The extensive and unified League-wide show of support has included retiring Jackie's number throughout the Majors in 1997; dedicating April 15 as Jackie Robinson Day each year since 2004; and requesting that every player and all on-field personnel wear his No. 42 during games scheduled on Jackie Robinson Day since 2009.

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MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

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Jackie Robinson Foundation celebrates 45 years

Jackie Robinson Day
Every April 15, MLB celebrates Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation
For more than 42 years, the foundation has continued Robinson's commitment to equal opportunity by addressing the achievement gap in higher education.

The Dodgers retired Jackie Robinson's No. 42 in 1972

The career of Jackie Robinson