Remembering Jackie Robinson

April 15, 2007|By MLB.COM

Orioles tributes

Here's how the Orioles are celebrating today's 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier:

Fans at this afternoon's game against the Kansas City Royals will receive a program commemorating Robinson's accomplishments.

Pre-game ceremonies will include a video tribute to Robinson and recognition of a local Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar Aurelia Michael, a senior business major at the University of Maryland.

The Orioles will host 40 youths from the Baltimore Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) league.

Orioles outfielder Corey Patterson will wear No. 42, Robinson's number, instead of his usual No. 17.

The Orioles and Royals will use commemorative lineup cards and wear helmets featuring a Jackie Robinson Day logo. The logo also will be imprinted on the bases.

Honoring 42

Players, coaches and managers who will wear No. 42 today:

Angels -- Gary Matthews Jr.

Astros -- All players

Athletics -- Milton Bradley

Blue Jays -- Vernon Wells, Frank Thomas, Royce Clayton and hitting coach Mickey Brantley

Braves -- Andruw Jones

Brewers -- All players

Cardinals -- All players

Cubs -- Derrek Lee, Cliff Floyd, Jacque Jones and Daryle Ward

Devil Rays -- Carl Crawford

Diamondbacks -- Orlando Hudson, Tony Clark, Chris Young, Scott Hairston and first base coach Lee Tinsley

Dodgers -- All players

Giants -- Barry Bonds

Indians -- Josh Barfield, Grady Sizemore and C.C. Sabathia

Mariners -- Arthur Rhodes

Marlins -- Dontrelle Willis

Mets -- Manager Willie Randolph

Nationals -- Dmitri Young

Orioles -- Corey Patterson

Padres -- Mike Cameron

Phillies -- All players

Pirates -- All players

Rangers -- Manager Ron Washington

Red Sox -- Coco Crisp

Reds -- Ken Griffey Jr.

Rockies -- LaTroy Hawkins

Royals -- Reggie Sanders, Emil Brown

Tigers -- Gary Sheffield, Curtis Granderson, Marcus Thames, Craig Monroe and hitting coach Lloyd McClendon

Twins -- Torii Hunter, Rondell White and first base coach Jerry White

White Sox -- Jermaine Dye, first base coach Harold Baines and third base coach Razor Shines

Yankees -- Mariano Rivera (in 1997, uniform No. 42 grandfathered in), Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and manager Joe Torre


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