Big league personnel were all dressed in #42 for Jackie Robinson Day Wednesday. Now, some of those jerseys are being sold.
MLB Auctions has begun to offer some of the #42 jerseys worn by all Major League teams during Jackie Robinson day activities on Wednesday.
The Baltimore Orioles were the first team to get their jerseys to the site with a Nick Markakis model already sitting at a bid of over $1,000.
Other teams will sell the jerseys on their own including the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers. The best performance on Jackie Robinson Day came from the Rangers’ Ian Kinsler who went five-for-five and hit for the cycle. What will become of the #42 jersey he was wearing isn’t certain. Kinsler wants to keep it, but it would bring big bucks if sold. The Hall of Fame has also requested the jersey.
Kinsler became the first player in modern baseball history to go 6-for-6 and hit for the cycle in a nine-inning game. The last player to do so was Bill Weaver in 1890 for Louisville of the American Association, which at the time was considered a major league.
Proceeds for the jerseys sold by teams or MLB go to team charities as well as the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
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