MLB players honored to wear Jackie Robinson's No. 42

Scott Halleran

A roundup of Twitter reactions from players regarding Jackie Robinson Day.

"Above anything else, I hate to lose."

That was one of Jackie Robinson's most famous quotes, and for good reason: the man secured perhaps the greatest win in the history of sports 67 years ago today. That fact certainly isn't lost on current Major League Baseball players, who took to Twitter today to profess their appreciation for one of baseball's -- and America's -- great pioneers.

A few kept it simple:

Others delivered heartfelt messages:

You can never go wrong with quoting No. 42:

Several players gave the world a preview of their threads for the evening:

Last but not least, a few guys who aren't players, but whose influence on sports and society forces people to pay attention:

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