The MLB season is fast approaching.
Opening day is fast approaching and the teams will start their season next Thursday.
But after the Opening Day hype has died down a bit, there comes another big day for baseball.
This day is of course Jackie Robinson Day, which is celebrated annually on April 15 to commemorate Robinson’s birthday breaking the color barrier, with teams wearing his iconic No. 42 on their shirts.
This year marks the 75th anniversary, and to celebrate that, MLB decided to add a nice little touch to this very important day in baseball history.
.@MLB commemorates the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier with a twist on his annual tradition of having players/managers/coaches wear #42 on April 15: for the first time, every #42 will have Dodger blue coloring , regardless of the primary team colors. pic.twitter.com/mg3lIB7nkE
—Erik Bacharach (@ErikBacharach) April 4, 2022
Added Dodger Blue
It’s a nice little touch for Jackie Robinson Day.
Robinson, of course, played exclusively for the Brooklyn Dodgers throughout his MLB career, and it’s important to honor every shred of his legacy on this historic day.
Adding Dodger blue to each team’s number is a fun first and way to celebrate Robinson’s legacy.
Robinson not only broke the color barrier, but also fixed one of the game’s big mistakes.
He paved the way for other African American athletes and gave them the opportunity to play professional sports when they would not have had that opportunity otherwise.
It’ll also be cool to see the Dodger blue in No. 42 blend in with jerseys that don’t typically feature blue, like those of the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Philadelphia Phillies and many others.
It just adds a nice little touch to Jackie Robinson Day that we haven’t seen before, and it’s a good way to give it a more classic feel.