Results tagged ‘ No. 42 ’
Today is Jackie Robinson Day all over MLB, with all field personnel commemorating the 62nd anniversary of the breaking of baseball’s color barrier. Every jersey number you see in a baseball game today will feature Robinson’s No. 42.
Here’s today’s lineup:
42 Soriano, LF
42 Theriot, SS
42 Fukudome, RF
42 Lee, 1B
42 Fontenot, 3B
42 Johnson, CF
42 Soto, C
42 Miles, 2B
42 Harden, RHP
They’re taking on former Cub Jason Marquis (1-0, 2.57 ERA).
Milton Bradley on his everyday uniform number, 21
“That’s the number they gave me in Rookie ball, so I just kind of stuck with it. You know, you can’t wear 42 anymore, so I always said, 21 is half of 42; if I can be half of the player, half of the person, Jackie Robinson was, then I will have been a success. That’s my motto.” (from January)
Very special guest singing the stretch
Actor Michael J. Fox will be singing the seventh-inning stretch today. Fox is promoting his new book “Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist,” in which he discusses his positive outlook while struggling with Parkinson’s disease.