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Astros relief pitcher Wesley Wright, one of two African-Americans on the team, was honored to be able to wear the number used by Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947.
"It means a lot to myself, knowing the history of it and all that Jackie Robinson and guys went through to integrate the game of baseball and allow guys like myself the chance to play the game on the greatest stage," Wright said. "It's definitely something I take a lot of pride in."
Wright appreciates the efforts baseball makes to keep Robinson's name in the forefront 65 years after he played in his first game.
"To be honest, just one day is tribute enough," Wright said. "It's a pretty big deal, and I'm happy to be able to wear the jersey on a day like today. It's something my grandfather and his father can all look back and see the progress we made in the game of baseball."