Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson, the 67th anniversary of his 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers debut that saw Robinson break the game’s color barrier. At major league ballparks across the country on Tuesday, hundreds of players donned Robinson’s jersey number 42 — which was officially retired for all teams in 1997. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who came up with the idea of retiring Robinson’s number and celebrating the anniversary of his debut, received something of a thank-you gift on Tuesday. He was presented with a number 42 plaque by Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon Robinson, at the Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit in New York.
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