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15/04/1997 Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all MLB teams

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Jackie Robinson Jersey Retirement

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In 1997, MLB retired his uniform number 42 across all major league teams; he was the first pro athlete in any sport to be so honored. MLB also adopted a new annual tradition, "Jackie Robinson Day", for the first time in 2004, on which every player on every team wears No. 42.
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