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Jackie Robinson's lasting legacy

With Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, the Los Angeles Dodgers have big plans to honor Robinson's legacy. The appearance for Kluber, who won the American League's top pitching honor in 2014, will be his first at home since the Indians lost Game 7 of the World Series past year. Many historians believe Robinson's breakthrough was an early step that eventually led to other civil rights breakthroughs. Each season on April 15, all members of Major League Baseball wear uniforms sporting the number 42, Jackie's jersey number, in honor of his legacy. This year's Black Heritage Day event falls on the same day as the league-wide Jackie Robinson Day celebration. "But he's somebody we in the African-American community celebrate every day".

According to MLB.com, Jackie Robinson's widow Rachel and their children Sharon and David will be at Dodger Stadium for the unveiling of "a statue depicting Jackie in his rookie season of 1947, sliding into home plate in his signature style".

Yet there was little question that the comments of the 70-year-old Campanis on "Nightline" reflected archaic stereotypes about the intelligence and capabilities of African-Americans.

"Jackie had made us interested in baseball".

On the back reads Robinson's No. 42.

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"I remember I was shocked at the "Court Martial of Jackie Robinson", which is another movie on why he got court-martialed".

It's hard to not get emotional seeing Robinson's legacy honored in such a meaningful way.

"So, it's great to think about it and to hold the guys in high esteem but every day is Jackie Robinson Day to me".

The family shared numerous photos of Robinson with sculptor Branly Cadet of Oakland, California. "Jackie Robinson showed us you can stand up, be strong and be respected, and play great ball under tremendous pressure".

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