Honoring Jackie Robinson extends to space orbit as astronaut dons No. 42


42, of course — slated for Jackie Robinson Day are Mark Buehrle of the Toronto Blue Jays, Tim Lincecum of the Giants and Francisco Liriano of the Pirates. Robinson's longtime team, the Dodgers, will take on the Seattle 

Jackie Robinson moved up to the major leagues and was subjected to fierce racism, but kept his promise to Branch Rickey to hold his temper, opening the door for other black baseball players. On April 15, 1947, Robinson made history when he made his 

When MLB retired Jackie Robinson's number throughout the majors on April 15, 1997, not everybody connected No. 42 with Robinson's legacy. "A lot of players didn't know who No. 42 was," said Bob Watson, the former Astros general manager and player 

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is celebrating Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday, and Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson found a really cool way to pay tribute to Robinson's legacy. While all players will wear No. 42 jerseys, Granderson will also sport 

42, of course — slated for Jackie Robinson Day are Mark Buehrle of the Toronto Blue Jays, Tim Lincecum of the Giants and Francisco Liriano of the Pirates. Robinson's longtime team, the Dodgers, will take on the Seattle