PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Phillies are honoring Negro League baseball stars. The Phillies unveiled Thursday a new display recognizing players from the Philadelphia Stars.
Former Phillies outfielder Milt Thompson and the daughter of former Stars player, the late Mr. Mahlon Duckett, helped dedicate the display in the suite level at Citizens Bank Park.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
The Phillies will honor players from the Stars and Jackie Robinson before Friday night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.MORE NEWS: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
Thursday is Jackie Robinson Day in baseball, commemorating when Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the color line in the game in 1947.