In recognition of the 69th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball, the Orioles will honor Robinson's legacy during tonight's game against the Texas Rangers at 8:05 p.m. ET. All Orioles uniformed personnel will wear No. 42, Robinson's retired number, joining all other Major League teams in honoring Robinson's historic achievement.
Each player's game-worn No. 42 jersey will be authenticated, autographed, and auctioned at www.orioles.com/auction to benefit the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The auction will begin tonight at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude on Friday, April 22, at 10:00 p.m. In addition, MLB.com will be auctioning off an Orioles team autographed No. 42 jersey at mlb.mlb.com/42jersey to benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
Since 2009, the Orioles have raised more than $70,000 for the Jackie Robinson Foundation through the online jersey auction. To learn more about the Foundation, fans can visit jackierobinson.org or follow @JRFoundation on Twitter.