Yankees honor Robinson

Updated: April 18, 2007, 12:01 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees honored Jackie Robinson by dedicating a memorial in Monument Park to the former Brooklyn Dodgers star Tuesday.

Yankees manager Joe Torre, shortstop Derek Jeter, closer Mariano Rivera and second baseman Robinson Cano, who is named after the Hall of Fame second baseman, helped unveil the plaque during a ceremony before New York played the Cleveland Indians.

The text of the plaque reads: "In becoming the first Major League player to break the color barrier, ...

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