Rangers Look To Get Over .500 On Jackie Robinson Day

(CBS DALLAS)- The Rangers (7-7) take on the Los Angeles Angels (8-7) tonight at 7:05 PM in Arlington with their eyes on getting back over .500 following a split with the Athletics (10-9) over the weekend. While a win tonight would get the Rangers into the green on the season, it would also push them over the .500 mark all-time on Jackie Robinson Day as they’ve gone an even 7-7 since Major League Baseball began the annual tradition in 2004.

Jackie Robinson Day, of course, is a league-wide holiday honoring the man who broke down baseball’s color barrier by taking the field as a Brooklyn Dodger in 1947. The day is observed across baseball today with ceremonies of remembrance as well as all uniformed on field personnel donning Robinson’s iconic number 42.

The Rangers most outstanding Jackie Robinson Day performance came in 2009 courtesy of a 19-6 trouncing of the…

Original published: 2019-04-15 14:30:42 Read the full Dallas News here

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