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Dodgers News: Players Honor Jackie Robinson

The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to honor the great Jackie Robinson’s 70th anniversary of breaking the color barrier during Saturday night’s game. The team will be releasing a bronze Jackie Robinson statue that will be placed outside of Dodger Stadium. Jackie Robinson is the true definition of the American dream and is the staple of Major League Baseball.

Since 2004, MLB players have substituted their numbers to wear the No.42 on this glorious day. Without Robinson, there would be no Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Roberto Alomar, and many more.

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and outfielder Yasiel Puig shared their appreciation to social media.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BS6uTiIBP4a/?taken-by=coreyseager5

And so did Willie Calhoun…

https://twitter.com/11WillieCalhoun/status/853352124322893826

Many African-American players such as Curtis Granderson shared their thoughts about what it means to them to play in Major League Baseball.

“I get to hit the field with a talented and diverse group of individuals, to play a game I love in front of a diverse crowd of fans, and all because Jackie Robinson had the courage to go first,” said Curtis Granderson to ESPN.com.

https://twitter.com/DexterFowler/status/853273114330882048

Jackie Robinson is honored everyday in my book but today is an extra special day in baseball history.

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