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Every Dodger to Wear Number 42

To pay tribute to the 60th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first baseball game, Major League Baseball is unretiring Robinson’s number 42 for a player on each team to wear. The Dodgers took a slightly different approach to picking who will wear #42, they picked everyone.

After extensive deliberations, the Dodgers decided to have their entire team wear uniform No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day in tribute to the late Hall of Famer who broke baseball’s color barrier while wearing Dodger Blue.

“Jackie Robinson was a Dodger and the most fitting tribute the Dodgers can pay to him is for the entire team to wear his number on the 60th anniversary of his breaking the color barrier,” said Dodgers President and Vice Chairman Jamie McCourt.

MLB will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Robinson’s first game on April 15.

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