The reason behind all Major League Baseball players wearing the number 42 as their uniform number is because April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day so Major League Baseball unretires it for the day in order to celebrate Jackie Robinson. There were players on April 16, 2013 that wore the number 42 as their uniform number even though it was no longer Jackie Robinson Day because those teams did not play on the actual Jackie Robinson Day so they were allowed to celebrate it on April 16, 2013.
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All the players in the May 16, 2009 night game between the Phillies and Washington Nationals are wearing #42. MLB honored Jackie Robinson on April 15, the day of Robinson's first ever MLB game, by having all players on all teams playing wear the #42. The Phillies/Nationals game was rained out that day. The honor to Jackie Robinson was moved to the next series the Phillies played the Nationals.
One April 15, all players, coaches, and umpires of the MLB wear the jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, the first African American MLB player, who played his first MLB game on April 15, 1947.
MLB permanently retired the #42 in 1997. However, they allowed anyone who was wearing #42 at the time to continue to wear it. Mariano Rivera of the Yankees is the only player wearing #42 currently as he was in MLB at the time of its retirement. Once he retires, no one will ever again wear the #42 in MLB.
Yes, all players and coaches wear the uniform number of 42 on Jackie Robinson Day.
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Miami @ 42 players
The number 42 was worn by Jackie Robinson and is retired throughout major league baseball. Only older players, such as Mariano Rivera on the Yankees still wear the number 42 since they wore it before it was retired. This year however for some reason all blue jays are wearing the number 42... I would like to know why :S
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Miami @ 42 players
it was Jackie Robinson day
At least fourteen players have worn #42, including seven running backs and seven defensive backs. Darryl Clack, Ricky Easmon, Troy Hambrick, Anthony Henry, Randy, Hughes, Don McIlhenny, Jim Ridlon, Stan Smagala, Chris Warren, Claxton Welch, A.D. Whitfield, Charlie Williams, Robert Wilson, Bary Church
The team signed eight other players to replace the ones who left.
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None. It is retired by all 30 teams for Jackie Robinson.
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In Major League baseball, the players that have worn #42 were Jackie Robinson, Dodgers and Bruce Sutter, Cardinals. The number '42' has been retired. St. Louis Cardinals, #42: retired in 1997 by all teams in MLB for Jackie Robinson; ceremony to honor #42 for Bruce Sutter was held in 2006.
On Jackie Robinson day, players in the Major Leagues all wear the #42 on their jersey to honor a true hero and baseball legend.
MLB retired the #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson at the start of the 1997. However, anybody who was wearing #42 at that time was allowed to continue to wear it. Rivera is the last active player who was wearing #42 at the time it was retired. Once Rivera retires, no one will wear the #42 again.
The top two are the Boston Celtica and NY Yankees: The Celtics retires a total of 21 retired numbers for 22 people -- two players wore 18, and it ras retired for both of them. There are 16 former Yankees with their uniform numbers retired. While Jackie Robinson's #42 was retired from baseball entirely in '97, players already wearing 42 were allowed to keep it. NYY pitcher Mariano Rivera is the last active player still wearing 42.
Ronnie Lott wore # 42