In celebration of Jackie Robinson Day, Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar and current University of Cincinnati student Brittany Jones will throw out one of tonight’s ceremonial first pitches…SBM Management Services will accept the 2013 Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award from Reds COO Phil Castellini and Sean Rugless, President and CEO of the African-American Chamber of Commerce…the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati will honor Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Cheryl Grant and 3 scholarship recipients…“Slick” Willie Shaw of the Harlem Globetrotters will serve as tonight’s honorary captain…42: The Jackie Robinson Story movie trailer will be shown pregame and in-game fan giveaways will include movie tickets and movie promotional items.


Prior to 1997 when Jackie Robinson’s jersey number “42” was retired by Major League Baseball, 30 players wore #42 for the Cincinnati Reds since 1938.

Here’s a list:

Roger Salkeld (1996)
Mike Jackson (1995)
Kevin Jarvis (1994-95)
Gary Varsho (1993)
Stan Jefferson (1991)
Reggie Jefferson (1991)
Rick Mahler (1989-90)
Carl Willis (1986)
John Stuper (1985)
Keefe Cato (1983-84)
Bill Bonham (1978-80)
Santo Alcala (1976-77)
Steve Blateric (1971)
John Noriega (1970)
Bill Short (1969)
Dennis Ribant (1969)
Billy McCool (1964-68)
Jim Brosnan (1959, 1960-63)
Hal Jeffcoat (1959)
Gerry Staley (1955)
Moe Savransky (1954)
Ivan Johannes (1953)
Ken Polivka (1947)
George Burpo (1942, 1946)
Hod Lisenbee (1945)
Johnny Hetki (1945)
Tommy De La Cruz (1944)
Red Barrett (1940)
Dusty Cooke (1938)



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