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Yankees Social Media Spotlight: Players honor Jackie Robinson

Some current and former players took to social media to honor the baseball legend.

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Since baseball shut down in March of last year, we have kept you posted on what the Yankees have been up to on social media. Although baseball is gradually getting back to normal, it’s still fun to check in our favorite players and Yankee figures, so we will continue to do so throughout 2021. Here’s your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been doing on social media!

Tribute to Jackie Robinson

April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day. This past Thursday marked the 73rd anniversary of Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier and making his MLB debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Established in 2004, the league declared that on the 15th of every April, all players and coaches will all wear No. 42 in honor of Robinson and his impact on the game. Scroll below to see how a few current and former Yankees honored the legend.

Trenton Thunder get their championship rings

Because of COVID-19, the Yankees (former) Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder just received their rings for their 2019 championship victory. They defeated the Reading Fightin Phils 3–0 in semifinals and defeated the Bowie Baysox in the championship series 3–1.

Gary pays tribute to DMX

On the morning of April 9, DMX passed away due to health issues. Gary Sánchez posted a picture of himself coming out from the clubhouse and captioned it with a quote from the late rapper.

Tanaka throws first game for Golden Eagles this season

After starting the year on the sideline due to a calf injury, Masahiro Tanaka returned to the mound for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for the first time since 2013. In his return, the former Yankee allowed three runs on four hits over five innings, though he was tagged with a loss. He also recorded five strikeouts and a walk.