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SKYCHIEFS TO WEAR MONTREAL ROYALS JERSEYS IN HONOR OF JACKIE ROBINSON DAY

April 14, 2005

SkyChiefs infielder Bryant Nelson models the Montreal Royals jerseys that the SkyChiefs will wear on April 15.

The Syracuse SkyChiefs have announced that the club will be wearing replica Montreal Royals jerseys on Friday, April 15th in honor of former Royals infielder and National Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.

Each year Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball celebrate April 15th as Jackie Robinson Day in over 150 ballparks across America.

The Montreal Royals franchise was sold to Syracuse in 1961 and became known as the Syracuse Chiefs.

The 2006 season will mark the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first International League game with Montreal against Syracuse. The SkyChiefs plan to honor Robinson and his family during the 2006 season.

The jerseys worn by the SkyChiefs on April 15 will be available throughout the season through auctions and raffles with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse.