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David Price wants all 30 MLB teams to play on Jackie Robinson Day

"We've had a problem for a while and this couldn't make it any more noticeable."

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Phoenix. The Associated Press

The Red Sox all wore No. 42 in games on Monday and Tuesday in honor of MLB pioneer Jackie Robinson, but starting pitcher David Price was apparently not satisfied with the league’s Jackie Robinson Day schedule this year.

Robinson’s No. 42 was retired across Major League Baseball in 1997, and the league requests that every player and all on-field personnel wear his number every year on April 15 in honor of the man that broke the league’s color barrier in 1947.

Price tweeted Wednesday morning that all 30 teams should be in action on April 15 next season. This Monday, there were 10 games on MLB’s schedule and 20 teams in action. Ten teams had the day off.


“We’ve had a problem for a while and this couldn’t make it any more noticeable,” Price wrote.

A 28-year-old Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947 when he played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. MLB has celebrated the achievement annually since 2004.