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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 15 April 2008 04:21

42More than 330 players and on-field staff members from the 30 Major League Clubs plan to wear number 42 in celebration of 2008 Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday..

For the second consecutive year, Commissioner Selig will allow any player, manager or coach to wear number 42 as part of Jackie Robinson Day festivities. Nine Clubs - the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets, the Oakland Athletics, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Tampa Bay Rays, the Texas Rangers and the Washington Nationals - will have their entire rosters wear number 42. Three of Tuesday's games - Nationals-Mets, Pirates-Dodgers and Angels-Rangers - will feature all uniformed personnel wearing number 42.

The players, managers and coaches who have indicated thus far that they intend to wear number 42 include the following, subject to change:

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A.L.

BAL
Adam Jones
BOS
Coco Crisp
DeMarlo Hale
David Ortiz
CWS
Harold Baines
Jeff Cox
Jermaine Dye
Ozzie Guillen
Nick Swisher
Jim Thome
CLE
C.C. Sabathia
Grady Sizemore
DET
Curtis Granderson
Jacque Jones
Gary Sheffield
Lloyd McClendon
Marcus Thames
Dontrelle Willis
KC
Joey Gathright
Jose Guillen
Trey Hillman
Luis Silverio
LAA
Entire team
MIN
Matt Guerrier
Livan Hernandez
Craig Monroe
Denard Span
Jerry White
Delmon Young
NYY
Robinson Cano
Joe Girardi
Derek Jeter
Mariano Rivera *
OAK
Entire team
SEA
Miguel Batista
Adrian Beltre
Yuniesky Betancourt
Mike Morse
TB
Entire team
TEX
Entire team
TOR
Shannon Stewart
Frank Thomas
Vernon Wells

N.L.

ARI
Eric Byrnes
Orlando Hudson
Lee Tinsley
Justin Upton
Chris Young
ATL
Mark Kotsay
CHI
Derrek Lee
Gerald Perry
Lester Strode
Daryle Ward
CIN
Dusty Baker
Ken Griffey, Jr.
COL
Matt Herges
Willy Taveras
Yorvit Torrealba
FLA
Bo Porter
HOU
Michael Bourn
Cecil Cooper
LA
Entire team
MIL
Prince Fielder
NYM
Entire team
PHI
Jimmy Rollins
PIT
Entire team
STL
Entire team
SD
Tony Clark
Callix Crabbe
Scott Hairston
SF
Ray Durham
WSH
Entire team * - Rivera is the last player to regularly wear number 42 since Commissioner Selig retired the number throughout Major League Baseball on April 15, 1997.

Source: MLB 

 


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