Orioles celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

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 www.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.