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Jackie Robinson Day: Honoring A Legend

Baseball will honor Jackie Robinson, an American hero.

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On Wednesday April 15th, Major League Baseball will once again celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, with the MLB Civil Rights Game to be played by the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners at Dodger Stadium, with first pitch set for 10:10 pm.

The Civil Rights game is entering its ninth season and the Dodgers, the only team Robinson ever played for in his major league career, will host the game for the first time. The Dodgers last played in the event in 2012 when it was hosted by the Atlanta Braves.

In honor of the Dodger Legend, who broke the color barrier in baseball on April 15, 1947, all players, coaches and managers in the league will wear his famed number 42.

The game will also have many special people in attendance including Jackie Robinson’s wife, Rachel and Sandy Koufax, who both will participate in the pregame first-pitch ceremony.

Thank you to Jackie Robinson, who forever changed the game of baseball and is a true American Hero.

On Wednesday, we all honor his legacy.

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David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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