April 15 has been designated as Jackie Robinson Day by Major League Baseball. It is a day set aside to commemorate Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball. It is one of my favorite days as it gives fans everywhere an opportunity to ponder the events and more importantly the person who changed baseball forever.

In the past few years the pageantry surrounding Jackie Robinson Day have gotten bigger as players, coaches, and umpires now wear number 42 to recognize this great man.

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