The Diamondbacks have unveiled a new Little League field in Litchfield Park dedicated to Jackie Robinson. Local Little League players and members of the D-backs front office attended the unveiling. Fittingly, this is the 42nd field built for the community by the organization.
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.