Dodgers, Mariners to play Civil Rights Game on Jackie Robinson Day

Monday March 16th, 2015

The 2015 MLB Civil Rights Game will be held on April 15, when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Seattle Mariners at Dodger Stadium, the league announced on Monday. 

April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day in MLB, and this year will be the first time that the Civil Rights Game will be held on that day. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2. 

All players, coaches, and managers in the league wear the No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day, in honor of former Brooklyn Dodgers' player Jackie Robinson, who became the first black player in the league in 1947. 

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This is the ninth annual Civil Rights Game and the first that will be held at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles played in the 2012 game, which was held in Atlanta, and the Mariners have never previously participated. 

Last year's game was played on May 30 between the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park in Houston. 

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