In honor of Jackie Robinson, players wear the number 42 on their jersey as a sign of solidarity and to show how great of an impact he had on the game of baseball. Jackie’s courage is what broke the barrier for colored players, which makes him both an amazing individual both on and off the field.
White Sox shortstop, Tim Anderson took the time to pose with his jersey and honor Robinson, because it’s had such a great impact on him. In an interview with Daryl Van Schouwen, of the Chicago Sun-Times, Anderson explains to fans why Jackie Robinson Day is a very important day to him.
SATURDAY IS SUCH A SPECIAL DAY FOR ME… AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN, IT’S A BLESSING TO GO OUT AND PLAY FOR SUCH AN AMAZING MAN LIKE HIM. IT’S A VERY SPECIAL DAY IN THE GAME AS BASEBALL PAYS ITS RESPECTS TO HIM.
It’ a special day for all of us, because we honor a legend that is near and dear to every baseball fan’s heart.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 15, 2017