By Earl Heath , Sports Writer

The year marks the 75th anniversary of JackieRobinson breaking the color barrier was an incredible night for the Dodgers and the baseball world. 

Prior to the game, David Robinson, Jackie’s youngest son, addressed the Dodgers team that was gathered around his father’s statue. Jackie’s wife, Rachel Robinson, was also in attendance for the momentous occasion. 

They later gathered on the field around home plate and  joined later on the field  by Dodger skipper Dave Roberts and several Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship winners. 

 The Players Alliance is a Non-profit group sponsored by MLB of active and nonactive players who are there to improve representation of all Blacks in all areas of the game. They presented 99-year-old widow with a jacket that had  a photo of Jackie Robinson on the back.

 The two-time Oscar winning actor Denzel Washington also took the time to speak to the team before the game.