Yankees keep Robinson’s memory alive beyond special day


During Jackie Robinson’s career, the New York Yankees were public enemy No. 1 in October. The Yankees beat Robinson’s Dodgers four times in the World Series before the Bums finally won in 1955. Thursday, the Yankees led the Jackie Robinson Day celebration with his wife Rachel Robinson and daughter Sharon. Adding to the tribute was Robinson Cano, who was named after Jackie, with two home runs. And Mariano Rivera, who got the save and is the last player to wear No. 42. The Yankees may be the organization most connected to the legend today with Cano, Rivera, and Derek Jeter along with playing in the same city Jackie did. It’s an interesting connection that would have been far-fetched in 1947.

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