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Blue Jays, O's pay tribute to Jackie Robinson

Blue Jays, O's pay tribute to Jackie Robinson

Blue Jays, O's pay tribute to Jackie Robinson
TORONTO -- The Blue Jays and Orioles participated in a pregame ceremony before Sunday's finale to honor the late Jackie Robinson.

April 15 has been designated as Jackie Robinson Day since 2004, and beginning in 2009, every player across the Majors has donned Robinson's No. 42.

Blue Jays manager John Farrell believes Major League Baseball has done the right thing by honoring the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer on a yearly basis.

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"Certainly a pioneer for the obvious reasons, and I think it's a great tribute that the entire game wears his number in honor of him," Farrell said. "Anytime the game can highlight a key member of the sport, I think it's a great celebration."

On April 15, 1947, Robinson broke the color barrier and became the first African-American to play in the Majors.

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