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Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano Continue to Honor No. 42 and Robinson’s Legacy

Opening Day for the 2014 MLB season, there will not be a single player in professional baseball to wear the No. 42 on a regular basis. 

That's incredible. For the past 16 years, the number has been retired by all teams in the major leagues in honor of Jackie Robinson, who made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date 66 years ago.

Little did anyone know the impact and legacy of Robinson's debut. He broke baseball's color barrier and set a benchmark for all of sports and the civil rights movement. In honor of Robinson's impact, MLB retired his number in April 1997, the 50th anniversary of his debut. 

Many players still wearing Robinson's iconic number were allowed to continue doing so under a grandfather clause, ...

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