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Jackie Robinson Day celebrated throughout majors

Updated: April 15, 2006, 10:43 PM ET
Associated Press

Fifty-nine years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, his widow was honored at Shea Stadium on Saturday, which was "Jackie Robinson Day" throughout the major leagues.

Following a video tribute to the former Brooklyn Dodgers star that was shown on the scoreboard, Rachel Robinson walked to the pitcher's mound before the New York Mets hosted the Milwaukee Brewers. She was accompanied by Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, and Mets manager Willie Randolph.

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