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New video! The Jackie Robinson Initiative: Retiring #42

Posted on: April 18, 2019
Jackie Robinson Initiative

The Jackie Robinson Initiative: Retiring #42

This spring 2019, Middletown High School and Fairfield High School were two of the first high schools to retire Jackie Robinson's #42. A big thank you to the Cincinnati Reds and The Joe Nuxhall Character Education Fund for making this possible. We can't wait to see other schools retire Mr. Robinson's number!

"It means a lot. I can't really explain it. It just means so much to me...Playing against other people, racial slurs have been said to me, but I watched the movie 42 -- his movie. He taught me to get past all that and just play baseball." -Jarren Thomas, senior at Middletown High School.