Reds, MLB to honor Jackie Robinson on Monday in several ways - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Reds, MLB to honor Jackie Robinson on Monday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Monday to honor the legacy of the legendary Hall of Famer.

All players and on-field personnel will wear Number 42.

The annual celebration to commemorate the 66th anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947 will feature ceremonies and events at Great American Ball Park that include:

  • Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar alumnus Brittany Jones throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.
  • SBM Management Services will accept the 2013 Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award from Reds COO Phil Castellini and Sean Rugless, President and CEO of the African-American Chamber of Commerce. The award is presented annually by the Reds and Major League Baseball.
  • The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati will honor Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Cheryl Grant along with three scholarship recipients.
  • "Slick" Willie Shaw of the Harlem Globetrotters will be the Honorary Captain of the game.
  • 42: The Jackie Robinson Story movie trailer will be shown pregame and fan giveaways throughout the game will be movie tickets and promotional items from the movie.

Fans can visit the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum to see highlighted artifacts from Jackie Robinson, including:

  • 1954 All-Star team-signed ball (featuring Jackie's signature) showcased in the "Signature Reds" exhibit.
  • A photo of Jackie at second base ensuring that New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thompson touches the base in the "The Shot Heard ‘Round the World" NL-pennant winning home run from 1951.

"The game of baseball continues to feel the influence of Jackie Robinson on the field and in the stands," said Rick Walls, Executive Director of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. "His courage and determination through extreme adversity serves as an inspiration to us all. The Number 42, worn proudly on our uniforms on April 15 and displayed continuously in ballparks across the nation, serves as a reminder and pays tribute to how one man transformed the game. We are proud to join Major League Baseball in celebrating Robinson's legacy and immeasurable contributions."

Additionally, on Monday morning at 9:42 a.m., baseball fans worldwide will be encouraged to commemorate Jackie Robinson Day with a worldwide Twitter thank you using the hashtag: #Jackie42.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-04-20 05:03:06 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:18:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    Full Story >

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    Full Story >
  • As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:13:24 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:15:52 GMT
    (Carver County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this image made from surveillance video provided Thursday, April 19, 2018, by the Carver County Sheriff's Office, as part of an investigative file into Prince's death, the superstar, center, enters a clinic o...(Carver County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this image made from surveillance video provided Thursday, April 19, 2018, by the Carver County Sheriff's Office, as part of an investigative file into Prince's death, the superstar, center, enters a clinic o...
    Investigative files in Prince's death show that members of his inner circle were growing increasingly alarmed about an opioid addition as his health waned in the final days of his life, and that they sought help.Full Story >
    Investigative files in Prince's death show that members of his inner circle were growing increasingly alarmed about an opioid addition as his health waned in the final days of his life, and that they sought help.Full Story >
  • Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

    Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-04-20 05:02:52 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:15:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse i...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse i...
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation.Full Story >
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation.Full Story >
Powered by Frankly