This past weekend MLB honored Jackie Robinson on the 65th aniversary of his Major League debut. I always enjoy Jackie Robinson Day and seeing all the players in the number-42 uniforms.
In the 2011 Phungo Card release we introduced a retired number set whihc I envsion as a continuity series. Each year I would like to include a few Retired Numbers from different stadiums. Each year I would like to also feature a Jackie Robinson card as his number is retired by every major league team.
This is from the Washington Nationals former home, RFK Stadium. It is hard to believe that the MLB Jackie Robinson number retirement has been part of baseball for 15 years.
I have a handful of photos from stadiums that no longer host Major League Baseball, this is one of them. I was only there for Baseball once, the day of the Nationals final game at the ballpark, September 23, 2007. The Nats beat the Philllies that day in a game the Phils needed. Fortunately the Phils did win the following Sunday to squeeze into the playoffs on the final day of the season.
The final pitch at RFK was thrown by Chad Codero, the Batter was Jayson Werth who is now with the Nationals.
2011 Phungo Cards Retired Number - Jackie Robinson