The observance of Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947, is an annual tradition that never loses its significance to each new generation of players.
"It's definitely one of those things you take a lot of pride in, putting on that jersey," said Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen. "What [Robinson] went through, stepping up and being that guy to take that important step … it's something we need to always remember."
Pre-game ceremonies will salute winners of the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest.
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