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Yankees-Angels: Robinson Cano, Yanks Have L.A.’s Number on Jackie Robinson Day

April 15, 1947, 28-year-old Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers broke baseball's color barrier and started a whole new trend for Major League Baseball.

Because of that, Jackie Robinson Day is commemorated every April 15. With the exception of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, Robinson's No. 42 is retired throughout baseball and will never be worn again.

That is except for on April 15, when every player and coach on every team that plays wears the number on the back of their jersey.

The Yankees and Angels played the rubber match of their three-game series on the night of April 15, and who better to have a standout game than the Yankee who is named after the Hall of Famer.

Robinson Cano (who wears 24, a flip-flopped ...

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