Jackie Robinson Day 2012
“A life is not important, except in the impact it has on others’ lives.” — Jackie Robinson
Today, that historic occasion will be celebrated around the world. In particular, Major League Baseball (M.L.B.) will pay homage to the legacy Robinson left behind. All players, including field personnel will be wearing #42 on their jersey/uniform.
In 2004, Commissioner Bud Selig officially retired Robinson’s number from Baseball. Thanks to Ken “Jr” Griffey, Jr. in 2007, he received permission for players to also wear the number of their respective uniform. The concept was monumental and supported with enthusiasm. It is quite a site to see all players from both teams wear the #42, out of respect and recognition for Robinson.
A special clip courtesy of M.L.B. narrated by Hall of Fame Dodgers announcer Vin Scully (Due to a bad cold, Scully as been absent during the Opening Week homestand for the Dodgers. However, on April 15th, he is scheduled to return and broadcast the special activities in salute to Robinson)
To find out more of Robinson’s legacy the following links are provided: