Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson's breaking of color barrier

On Saturday, the most historic Dodger gets a statue at Dodger Stadium.

April 15th 1947, Robinson broke into the big leagues with the then Brooklyn Dodgers.

After being traded to the Angels in November, Maybin initially thought he'd request No. 17.

"It's emotional", Jackie Robinson's daughter Sharon said this week. That's my number!' " Maybin said.

Here are a few more details about the ceremony and the statue itself from the Dodgers.

A second-year player who is not yet in his mid-20s, Anderson went with some World War II-era clothes - the suspenders are a particular delight of this ensemble - to wear before switching into his No. 42 uniform for the White Sox-Twins game tonight. The team will unveil his likeness during Jackie Robinson Day festivit.

"It's a special day because he paved the way for African-Americans like myself", Anderson said.

The 77-inch statue is made of bronze and depicts Robinson stealing home. Here's a sampling of the many ways in which teams and players paid tribute to the great Jackie Robinson on Saturday.

Robinson is, among other poses, shown in a batting stance, playing defense and interacting with children.

The Dodgers had opened the 1947 season at home against the Boston Braves, and 26,623 fans attended the game at Ebbets Field. On the 70th anniversary of his debut, let us look back at his five greatest moments in his career. An estimated 200 people are on the family's guest list. "My dad was a humble person and here he is 70 years later being recognized". He used to come home and say, 'I got a standing ovation today.' He'd be shocked. I often ask myself if I could have done what he did - played under that much pressure - and I don't think I could have. "I was born two years after", Baker recalled. This is the third straight year UCLA has unveiled special Jackie Robinson-inspired jerseys to honor his memory. I was still too young to fully process Robinson's impact. It's one of baseball's most beloved and important traditions.

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