On the 15th, in honor of Jackie Robinson, who was the first black player to play in Major League Baseball, all the baseball team players played with Robinson's number "42".

Jackie Robinson was the first black player in Major League Baseball to play for the then Brooklyn Dodgers for 10 years from 1947, paving the way for non-white players to reach the Major League Baseball.



In recognition of his achievements, Robinson's number "42" has been permanently retired in all teams, and April 15th, when he made his debut in the major leagues, was called "Jackie Robinson Day" every year for all players and managers. , Coaches, etc. play with a uniform number of "42".



To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Robinson's major league debut, a ceremony was held in New York, and the name of the road in central Times Square was temporarily changed to Jackie Robinson Street.



Ken Griffey, who attended the ceremony with a total of 630 home runs, said, "Without him, I wouldn't have been able to play in the major leagues. For us and for this country, an unimaginable journey. He overcame the problem. "



In the United States, the "Black Lives Matter" movement, which aims to eradicate unjustified violence and discriminatory treatment against black people, is on the rise, and hate crimes based on racism and prejudice are becoming a social problem. In "Jackie Robinson Day", the achievements of Mr. Robinson who broke the racial barrier are once again drawing attention.

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