MLB All Star Mariano Rivera Talks Jackie Robinson
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

mariano riveraMajor League Baseball will be celebrating the legacy of Jackie Robinson throughout the month of April.

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s biggest stars, New York Yankees closer, Mariano Rivera. He discusses the importance of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier.

“I try to do my best to wear No. 42 and do it with class and honor. That’s what I’ve been trying my best, to carry the legacy of No. 42. I will continue doing that until the end. Because of what Mr. Jackie Robinson did for us as minorities was tremendous, giving us an opportunity to come here, opening doors for us. Being the last player to wear No. 42 is a privilege. “