03/04: Jackie Robinson Foundation Honors Mariano Rivera with Humanitarian Award

Posted by: Patrick
On Monday night in New York, the Jackie Robinson Foundation honored Mariano Rivera with the ROBIE Humanitarian Award. MLB.com's Mark Newman has the story.

"You have worn the number with class and dignity, and I believe you added to the historic significance of that number," Rachel Robinson, Jackie's 91-year-old widow, told the all-time saves leader, now retired. "I'm sure if Jack had seen you play, he would have been proud to have had his number worn by you. Although not as appreciative as if it were worn for a team other than the Yankees."

Thank you to nycjobs for the tip.

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