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It is Jackie Robinson Day. This day was initiated for the first time on April 15, 2004 in honor of Jackie Robinson making his major league debut, breaking the color barrier. It is celebrated on the same day every year.

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Q: Why are all the MLB players wearing 42 as their number?
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Why are all the baseball players wearing number 42 today?

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.

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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.

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All MLB players participate in warmups.

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What MLB players have worn the number 24?

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