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New York Yankees: Game Nine, Welcome Phil! Have You Seen Tex?

15, 1947: Jackie Robinson becomes the first baseball player of color, breaking the color barrier.

Sixty-three years later, with his number retired around baseball, the legend lives on. On a night where every player and umpire in the MLB wore the number 42, the Yankees (who have four African-American players) defeated the Angels 6-2. The opening ceremony featured Robinson's widow Rachel, his daughter Sharon, and his grandson Jesse Simms throwing out the first pitch.

On an important note on a smaller scale, Phil Hughes made his season debut after winning the ever-so-dramatic spring training competition.



Hughes struck out two batters in the first, and in the second, received a big hello from Hideki Matsui, as smashed ...

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