Today marks the 60 year anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Numerous players wore Jackie’s #42 today in his honor, which commissioner Bud Selig encouraged following Ken Griffey Jr’s request to wear the number. This year’s national celebration took place at Dodger Stadium. Though it is true that the number of African-American major leaguers is declining, I know they all appreciate the sacrifices Jackie made to blaze them a trail.

jackietribute.jpg