Playing on Jackie Robinson Day is always a special moment for Robinson Cano, who was named after the former Dodgers second baseman. Sunday is the 65th anniversary of when Robinson broke the color barrier by debuting with Brooklyn.
"It's one of those days that I always can't wait to wear that No. 42," Cano said Saturday. "Just happy to be in that lineup tomorrow and wear the uniform."
For the fourth straight year, all players in baseball are allowed to wear Robinson's No. 42, which has officially been retired for all players except Mariano Rivera, who was grandfathered in at the time. Players wearing the numbers could continue wearing it, and Mo is the last of the bunch.
On Jackie Robinson Day in 2010, Cano hit two home runs in a 6-2 win over the Angels.