In recognition of the 64th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, the Orioles will honor a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar in a special pre-game ceremony before their game Monday, April 18 against the Minnesota Twins. Kapria Lee, a student at the University of Maryland and a Baltimore native, will be presented with a #42 jersey by Orioles OF Adam Jones. Lee was one of over 1,300 young men and women who were able to attend college thanks to the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Major League Baseball and the Orioles.
This past Friday, all Orioles uniformed personnel wore #42, Robinson’s number, during the game against the Indians in Cleveland, joining all other major league teams in honoring Robinson’s historic achievement. Each player’s authenticated game-worn and autographed #42 jersey is currently being auctioned at www.orioles.com to benefit the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.