Jackie Robinson Day Celebrated by MLB

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michael-garcia - April 17, 2012

It was April 15th, 1947 when Jackie Robinson made his major league debut, ushering in a new era in baseball as the first African-American to play in the Majors.

The moment also had a profound change on culture in America. Since 2004, MLB has celebrated that milestone by having all players wear #42 jerseys in games played on April 15th, while umpires wear #42 patches on their sleeves.

Here are some great pictures from around the league on Jackie Robinson Day.

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