All players in majors to wear No. 42 Sunday

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball will mark the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut by again having all players wear his No. 42 on Sunday.

Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

There will be pregame ceremonies at big league ballparks where games are played Sunday, and there will be specially marked bases and lineup cards. Robinson's wife, Rachel, and daughter Sharon will join in the celebration at Yankee Stadium before New York plays the Los Angeles Angels.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday that Robinson "transcended the sport he loved and helped change our country in the most powerful way imaginable."