Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. in association with the Jackie Robinson Foundation ran full page ads in several publications and on ESPN which included the following caption (which in our opinion was probably the best they've produced in respect to a promotional event):
AND A FRIEND.
HALL OF FAME
WAS THE EASY PART.
Besides the players seen above, a few coaches and managers wore number 42 including: Harold Baines (Chicago White Sox First Base Coach), Mickey Brantley (Toronto Blue Jays Hitting Coach), Lloyd McClendon (Detroit Tigers Hitting Coach), Bob Melvin (Arizona Diamondbacks Manager), Willie Randolph (New York Mets Manager), Lee Tinsley (Arizona Diamondbacks First Base Coach), Tye Waller (Oakland Athletics First Base Coach), Ron Washington (Texas Rangers Manager) & Jerry White (Minnesota Twins First Base Coach).
Did you know that the entire 25-man roster of the 2007 Houston Astros, 2007 Los Angeles Dodgers, 2007 Philadelphia Phillies & 2007 St. Louis Cardinals wore number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson?