Major League Baseball Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

Today we honor the courage of a remarkable man and exceptional baseball player by celebrating the brilliant initiative of a sports commissioner.

On April 15, 1997 Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig mandated an unprecedented edict. It was never before witnessed in any American professional sport.

Selig ordered all Major League Baseball teams to officially retire the #42 jersey in honor of Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson.

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