Citi Field, the new home of the New York Mets, recently honored the man who broke color barriers on the baseball field 62 years ago. The Jackie Robinson Rotunda, designed by his wife Rachel Robinson and Mets owner Fred Wilpon, was dedicated in memory of his accomplishments and contribution to the sport Wednesday night. April 15 also marks Jackie Robinson Day and teams across the MLB observed the day by wearing Robinson’s No. 42, which has been retired since 1997. “Jack was actually a very humble man. Some of you who are baseball fans wouldn’t believe that because you only saw him on the field arguing with umpires and trying to beat the other guys,” Robinson said about her husband during the ceremony. “But he was a very humble man. I think he would have been stunned by being acknowledged in this way and remembered in this way.” His daughter Sharon Robinson was there in attendance to throw the first pitch on Jackie Robinson Day. – PS
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