Dodgers to speak at Robinson's high school

Dodgers to speak at Robinson's high school

Dodgers to speak at Robinson's high school
LOS ANGELES -- A contingent of Dodgers present and past will visit Jackie Robinson's high school to talk about the trailblazer's legacy in advance of Jackie Robinson Day.

Current Dodgers players Dee Gordon and Tony Gwynn and Dodgers alumni Tommy Davis, Lou Johnson, Ken Landreaux and Derrel Thomas will speak about Robinson's impact on baseball and society at John Muir High School in Pasadena.

On Sunday, the Dodgers will celebrate the 65th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball as a Dodger. All uniformed personnel will wear No. 42, which has been retired by baseball in honor of Robinson.

Pregame ceremonies will include the First African Methodist Episcopal Church Unity Choir performing the national anthem and the American Legion Jackie Robinson Post from South L.A. presenting the colors. Seven of the Dodgers' Team 42 scholars, who receive college scholarships through the Dodgers Dream Foundation and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, will be recognized on the field before the game and Dodgers alumni Don Newcombe and Davis will throw out ceremonial first pitches.