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Reds honor Jackie on 65th anniversary of debut

Reds honor Jackie on 65th anniversary of debut

Reds honor Jackie on 65th anniversary of debut
WASHINGTON -- Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Sunday, the 65th anniversary of the day the Brooklyn Dodgers' great broke the color barrier and integrated the game.

Beginning a tradition started by former Reds star Ken Griffey Jr. in 2007, all uniformed personnel in the league donned Robinson's No. 42. That included Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips.

"It's an #HONOR 2 wear #42 on my back 4#JackieRobinson Day! Thank u AGAIN 4 changing the world & letting me LIVE MY DREAM!" Phillips posted on Twitter before Sunday's game.

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