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Denzel Washington pays tribute to Jackie Robinson at MLB All-Star Game

Oscar winner Denzel Washington, wearing the number 42 jersey, made an appearance on the field at Dodger Stadium to honor legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson and celebrate the 75th anniversary of his groundbreaking MLB debut at the MLB All-Star Game.

Here’s what Washington said on the field at Dodger Stadium.

“Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, 1947,” “When Jackie Robinson stepped onto a Major League Baseball field for the first time, armed with supreme talent and unshakable character and wearing a Dodgers uniform, he changed the game of baseball and so much more.”

“What he carried with him, what he represented, was towering. On the field, he the rookie of the year, a most valuable player, a world champion and a seven-time all star. Beyond the field, Jackie Robinson challenged us to become better versions of ourselves.

“Business leader, family man, activist, Hall of Famer. He said that life is not a spectator sport, and he lived that motto to the fullest. Whether it was charging down the baseline or standing tall for opportunity and justice, number 42 blazed a trail that would light the way for people from every walk of life and every color and to this very day. That inspiration, that profound impact, looms just as large today as it did 75 years ago.”

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