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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MLB announces year-long celebration to honor Jackie Robinson

Major League Baseball is taking its celebration of Jackie Robinson’s legacy to another level in his centennial year.

On Monday, MLB will be announcing a partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) to create a year-long schedule of events aimed at honoring Jackie’s legacy in baseball and throughout society.  Everything begins Thursday, which would have been Robinson’s 100th birthday, and will include Play Ball events tied to Robinson’s baseball journey, a traveling museum exhibit, efforts from all 30 MLB teams plus fund-raising and awareness efforts throughout the year.

The new initiative will serve as an extension of Jackie Robinson Day, which the league has observed every April 15 since 2004.

 

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