Since 2004, April 15 has marked Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball where players, wearing No. 42 for the day, and fans pay tribute to Robinson breaking the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Here are photos from Jackie Robinson Day 2012. After you are done reading check out these 42 Iconic and Rare Photos of Jackie Robinson.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (top) is congratulated by catcher Russell Martin (left) and left fielder Brett Gardner (bottom) after hitting a three-run homerun
Porcello, Laird combine to drive Tigers past White Sox in finale
The Toronto Blue Jays stand for the National Anthem before facing the Baltimore Orioles at the Rogers Centre.
Boston’s Cody Ross (right) celebrates his three-run homer with David Ortiz in Sunday’s win over the Rays.
Eric Sogard goes yard in the A’s loss.
Hamilton’s clutch blast gives the Rangers a 4-3 victory, sweep of Twins.
Matt Carpenter turns in a whopping five RBIs in Cardinals’ 10-3 win over Cubs.
Chris Narveson of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the Atlanta Braves.
The No. 42 jerseys are ready and waiting at Busch Stadium for the Cubs to wear as part of Jackie Robinson Day festivities.
After first homers in new ballpark, Marlins beat Astros, 5-4, with walk-off in 11th.
Astros getting ready.
Clete Thomas crushes a 2-run blast in the Twins’ 4-3 loss.
Kyle Seager and Chone Figgins stretch pre-game.
Rachel Robinson, wife of Jackie Robinson, welcomes Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees to an on field ceremony prior to their game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium.
Garrett Jones goes yard in Pirates’ 4-1 win over Giants.
Jones hit a three-run homer in his return after missing two games.
The Indians complete the sweep of the Royals.
Matt Kemp had a big day crushing his 6th home run of the season.
Ludwick’s slam, Votto’s go-ahead double help beat Nats, 8-5, in 11.
Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to first base celebrating his 9th inning game-winning single against the San Diego Padres.
Jeter’s homer helps Yankees outslug Angels en route to 11-5 victory.