Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Why every player wears 42 on April 15th

Yesterday, every MLB player wore number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.

Vin Scully knows the symbolic origin of the tradition:

Last night's Mets v. Rockies game was snowed out.  Should today's makeup game be played, both teams will wear 42.

1 comment:

  1. That's an awesome story. One only Vin Scully could deliver. Classic. Of course, it was Ken Griffey Jr. who initiated the wearing of 42 on April 15, and it eventually caught on with everyone else: http://tinyurl.com/ceggsh8