In this 1952 file photo, Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Jackie Robinson poses. Forced from the field by the new coronavirus, Major League Baseball is moving its annual celebration of Jackie Robinson online. The Jackie Robinson Foundation is launching a virtual learning hub to coincide with the 73rd anniversary Wednesday, April 15, 2020, of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.
In this 1952 file photo, Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Jackie Robinson poses. Forced from the field by the new coronavirus, Major League Baseball is moving its annual celebration of Jackie Robinson online. The Jackie Robinson Foundation is launching a virtual learning hub to coincide with the 73rd anniversary Wednesday, April 15, 2020, of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.|Associated Press
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MLB to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day online #JRDayAtHome

The Jackie Robinson Foundation is launching a virtual learning hub to coincide with the 73rd anniversary Wednesday of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Forced from the field by the new coronavirus, Major League Baseball is moving its annual celebration of Jackie Robinson online.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation is launching a virtual learning hub to coincide with the 73rd anniversary Wednesday of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.

CC Sabathia and Harold Reynolds are among the former major leaguers reading excerpts from the book by Robinson's daughter, Sharon. She will appear in video vignettes and there are virtual and printable educational activities.

Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947, for the Brooklyn Dodgers and his No. 42 was retired throughout the major leagues in 1997 by then-Commissioner Bud Selig. An annual Jackie Robinson Day started in 2004. Since 2009, all players, managers, coaches have worn his No. 42 to mark the day.

In this April 15, 1947, file photo, Brooklyn Dodgers baseball players, from left, third baseman John Jorgensen, shortstop Pee Wee Reese, second baseman Ed Stanky, and first baseman Jackie Robinson pose before the opener at Ebbets Field in New York. Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947, for the Brooklyn Dodgers and his No. 42 was retired throughout the major leagues in 1997 by then-Commissioner Bud Selig.
In this April 15, 1947, file photo, Brooklyn Dodgers baseball players, from left, third baseman John Jorgensen, shortstop Pee Wee Reese, second baseman Ed Stanky, and first baseman Jackie Robinson pose before the opener at Ebbets Field in New York. Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947, for the Brooklyn Dodgers and his No. 42 was retired throughout the major leagues in 1997 by then-Commissioner Bud Selig. Harry Harris | Associated Press

The MLB Network will air Robinson-related programs from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT followed by Ken Burns’ two-part documentary on Robinson. MLB.com plans Jackie Robinson-related programming from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT; and DJ Envy will host an Instagram set from 7-9 p.m.

The 1955 World Series film of the Dodgers’ only World Series title while in Brooklyn will stream starting at 7 p.m. EDT on MLB’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter English-language sites and its Spanish-language Facebook and Twitter sites.

MLB plans to announce its 14th annual Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award.

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