DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Sinclair Community College honored baseball great Jackie Robinson Tuesday during their fourth annual Jackie Robinson Day game.
The game commemorated the day when Robinson broke the color line and made his Major League debut in 1947.
To celebrate, the Sinclair baseball team wore historic jerseys of the old Negro Leagues as a way to honor the African American pioneers of the game.
“It’s a really good history lesson for our guys to learn about some of the past players, especially players from the Negro Leagues. Some guys have heard of it but maybe don’t know much about it, so just to be able to wear those jerseys and honor them and honor the league is just a great education piece,” says head coach Steve Dintaman.
Sinclair is the only college team to hold this annual event.