Thursday, April 05, 2007

Dodgers to Celebrate Jackie Robinson

04/05/2007 2:21 AM ET
By Ken Gurnick /
MILWAUKEE -- 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. A day earlier, Dodgers Juan Pierre and Marlon Anderson will conduct a clinic at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton.

"That'll be a good deal," said Pierre. "This is a good tribute, a good way to honor Jackie Robinson, to wear the same uniform he wore."

The Dodgers will host the Padres in a 5:05 p.m. game that day.

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