LOS ANGELES — Baseball’s All-Stars gathered on the sphere earlier than Tuesday evening’s recreation at Dodger Stadium to honor Rachel Robinson on her a hundredth birthday.
Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts led the tribute to the widow of Jackie Robinson, talking to the group from the infield grass following the Canadian and U.S. nationwide anthems. Gamers from each groups fanned out throughout the grass behind him.
“As we speak’s a special occasion. It is Miss Rachel Robinson’s a hundredth birthday,” Betts stated. “So on the rely of three, I need everyone right here to say: `Joyful Birthday, Rachel!’”
A video tribute adopted on the hexagonal DodgerVision scoreboards in left and proper subject after the primary inning.
Jackie Robinson broke the key league coloration barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, who moved to Los Angeles after the 1957 season.
Main League Baseball held a dialogue of Robinson’s life on Monday.
Jackie Robinson died in 1972 and his No. 42 was retired all through the key leagues in 1997. There’s a statue honoring the Corridor of Famer exterior Dodger Stadium.
Actor Denzel Washington wore a No. 42 jersey when he spoke to the group through the pregame ceremonies.
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