Cubs raise new flag to honour Jackie Robinson
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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have raised a new flag in
His granddaughter Meta Robinson helped raise a white flag with "Robinson 42" in blue letters on the right-field foul pole hours before Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Robinson's first appearance at Wrigley Field came on May 18, 1947, about a month after he broke the majors'
Wrigley is the only remaining major league stadium where Robinson played. A "JR 42" flag had flown on the roof after Major League Baseball retired his number 42 in 1997.