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How the Dodgers Will Observe Jackie Robinson Day

The Dodgers will celebrate and honor Jackie Robinson tonight before their game against the Washington Nationals. April 15 each year is Jackie Robinson Day all around baseball, with each team celebrating the historic former player.

Each year, April 15 is a reminder of the brave and courageous impact on the game that Robinson made during his playing days. It’s one of the more important moments of each baseball season and fans look forward it to each spring.

Robinson played his first Major League game on April 15, 1947, at Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first Black player in MLB in the modern era. His number has been retired by every team in the majors since 1997, and April 15 has been celebrated as Jackie Robinson Day every year since 2004. All players and personnel wear the Number 42 today to honor him.

Tonight, the Dodgers will be joined by the Nationals for their annual team meeting at the Jackie Robinson statue in Center Field Plaza. The teams will reflect and honor the continued impact that Robinson left on the game.

According to an MLB press release, there will be a special tribute video, titled “Pasadena Fields,” shown in every ballpark today in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The video will also be available to watch on, MLB’s social platforms, and more. The video can be viewed here.

The impact Robinson had on not only the game of baseball, but sports as a whole, lives on strong today. He is one of the most important people in history and deserves to be celebrated each year on April 15.

The Dodgers will also be giving away vintage Jackie Robinson caps tonight to all fans in attendance at the game. They normally give away a jersey, shirt or other item to add to the festivities.

It will be a fun night of celebration, remembering the historic legacy of a great man.

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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