Cubs break out No. 42 to celebrate Robinson
ST. LOUIS -- Sunday was Jackie Robinson Day for Major League Baseball, and all of the Cubs wore No. 42 jerseys in honor of the former Dodgers great who broke the color barrier.
"Every year it's one of those days when you reflect on one of the most important days in the history of sports," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "I think it's good for everybody.
"I think it's one of those days like a national holiday in baseball, so to speak," he said. "You reflect back and understand the importance of Jackie Robinson's first day in the big leagues."