MLB Honors Jackie Robinson's Legacy on 77th Anniversary with Tributes and Donations

April 17, 2024
MLB Honors Jackie Robinson's Legacy on 77th Anniversary with Tributes and Donations
  • Major League Baseball marked the 77th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier on April 15, 2024.

  • Robinson's 101-year-old widow and family attended commemorations at various ballparks.

  • Players across all teams honored Robinson by wearing No. 42 jerseys during games.

  • Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts and former player Reggie Smith highlighted Robinson's legacy and its importance to current players.

  • A painting symbolizing Robinson's resilience, featuring him and Martin Luther King Jr., will be displayed at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum despite damage.

  • Monetary contributions were made to the Players Alliance by players, continuing the support for Black participation in baseball and education.

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