Major League Baseball annually recognizes April 15 as the most significant moment in league history - the day Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. MLB sets this day aside in an effort to highlight the life, values and accomplishments of Jackie Robinson. All players throughout the league wear #42 on this day every year.
To celebrate last year, Reds players Amir Garrett and Philip Ervin visited Shroder Paideia High School to speak with student athletes. Eric Kearney, President/CEO of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce threw out a first pitch and the 2018 Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner award recipient Journey Steel was acknowledged during pregame ceremonies.