Brewers to celebrate Jackie's Day at Miller Park
MILWAUKEE -- Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball, and the Brewers will universally wear No. 42 when they host the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park.
Khris Davis, operating as the everyday left fielder for the first time in his career, is one of two African Americans on the Brewers' roster.
"My dad would tell me he used to play at Jackie Robinson Field as a kid and how special that is," Davis said. "I still hear stories that [Brewers hitting coach] Johnny Narron tells me about Branch Rickey and an uncle that Johnny had, just what they went through as a team."
Davis followed in his father's footsteps. Rodney Davis played professionally as an outfielder in the Minor Leagues with the Dodgers and later scouted for the D-backs. Khris Davis attended Cal-State Fullerton, not far from UCLA, where Robinson began to craft his legacy by becoming the first Bruin to win varsity letters in four sports.