Following road trip, D-backs get chance to honor Jackie

Following road trip, D-backs get chance to honor Jackie

PHOENIX -- A week and a half after Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, the D-backs finally got their chance to honor No. 42 on Thursday when the club returned home following a nine-game road trip.

In addition to auctioning off team jerseys worn against the Yankees on April 16 with each player donning No. 42, the D-backs donated 42 cents per ticket for their game against the Rockies to benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix.

The D-backs also recognized the MLB All-Star Arizona Diamondbacks Branch Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year CJ Slater, and announced the formation of a scholarship program for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Slater will be the inaugural recipient of the scholarship in honor of Robinson.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.