FATHER JUDGE'S baseball team will pay tribute to Jackie Robinson today and Wednesday when the Crusaders play games against Roman Catholic.
The Judge players will wear T-shirts with the No. 42 during warmups. They'll then don the shirts under their jerseys during the games. Judge athletic director Jim Lynch came up with the idea.
Traditionally, major league teams honor Robinson, the first black major league player, on April 15. That was the day in 1947 that he broke the color barrier by starting at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the visiting Boston Braves. The Dodgers won, 5-3, with Robinson scoring a run and making the game's first put out.