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The last man to wear Jackie Robinson's No. 42 in the majors was Mariano Rivera, who retired after the 2013 season.

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It's Jackie Robinson Day across @MLB . Mariano Rivera said that he was 'blessed' to be the last to wear No. 42:

Jackie Robinson was the first No. 42 in the @baseballhall ; Mariano Rivera was the last. “I don’t think someone could have written a script like that; Jackie being the first, me being the closer, being the last one." Mo reflects on wearing Jackie's number.

Wednesday is Jackie Robinson Day, so I caught up with Mariano Rivera to talk to him about the meaning of being the final man to wear No. 42 in @MLB  ... and how the number nearly wasn’t there for him in the first place.

Manhattan judge tells woman coronavirus pandemic spared her from jail Jackie Rivera, 54, was arrested for stealing coffee, energy drinks and nail polish from a CVS on the Upper East Side and threatening to spray mace on a worker who caught her.

From Jackie Robinson to Ronnie Lott and Mariano Rivera, wearing No. 42 carried special meaning.

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From Jackie Robinson to Ronnie Lott and Mariano Rivera, wearing No. 42 carried special meaning.

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Latinas are typically paid 54 cents for every dollar paid to white men. It takes nearly twice as long for them to make the same amount as white men! We can't wait for "someday" to change this. #SomedayIsNow  #LatinaEqualPayDay  Art by Jackie Rivera

This Women Create Wednesday, we're featuring California-based lettering artist Jackie Rivera. ? Head to our Instagram Stories to see how her heritage inspires her, how she overcomes creative blocks, & more:

“I think my best advice is that if you want to help others, you have to let go of some of the things happening in your own life…” - Jackie Rivera, military spouse, mom and Red Cross volunteer. #WhyIVolunteer 

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Mariano Rivera on being unanimously elected to Cooperstown, says on : "Thank God for that.'' Also says how thrilled he was to be the last member of the Hall of Fame wearing No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.

Mariano Rivera's Mo-mentous Hall of Fame election also honors the great Jackie Robinson. The #Yankees  great will be the final player wearing No. 42 to enter the Hall of Fame

Yes, other legends deserved to go into the Hall of Fame unanimously. None was more deserving than Mariano Rivera. The last man to wear Jackie Robinson's number is the first man to go to Cooperstown at 100%. Perfect.

The great Mariano Rivera - last player grandfathered into Jackie Robinson's 42 - will have his number put into Monument Park today. Superb!

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