Monday, April 15, 2019

Box Score of the Week

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees - September 26, 2013.


The original draft of this entry was posted April 15, the 72nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. In 1997 (the 50th anniversary of Robinson's debut), MLB decided to retire his number 42 league wide but players still donning the number were allowed to wear it while they remained with their current club. 

The game I referenced here was the final one in the Hall of Fame career of Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera. As such, it was also the final game in Major League Baseball history where a player wore jersey number 42.


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