Paying tribute to Jackie Robinson


Today is the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in major league baseball.

Even though the number 42 he wore while playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers has been retired from all baseball, commissioner Bud Selig granted a temporary exception for contemporary players to wear that famed number today. Current players paying tribute to the man include David Ortiz of the Red Sox, Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinatti Reds and all of the LA Dodgers, descendants of the Brooklyln Bums, the very first team to undertake integration.

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