Robinson's wife, Rachel, daughter Sharon, Commissioner
"It's a wonderful thing that they have Jackie Robinson Day. That goes without saying,"
"Jackie Robinson is an American icon whose accomplishments and leadership continue to inspire us in baseball and our society at large," Selig said. "
Other ceremonies around baseball that will make the occasion Tuesday, provided by Major League Baseball:
With the Dodgers on the road to play the
In Cincinnati, former
In Minneapolis, the Twins will present Celebrate Diversity Day in tribute to Robinson. The pregame festivities at
In San Diego, the
In Phoenix, the
In Vero Beach, Fla., home of the Dodgers during
"I am quite proud that when Jack stepped onto the field on April 15, 1947, and broke the color barrier in baseball, he helped to further social change in America," said Rachel Robinson. "On behalf of our family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, we are thrilled that Major League Baseball continues to honor him and works to ensure that what he stood for will not be forgotten by future generations."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.