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Orioles notebook: Mychal Givens proud to wear No. 42, honor Jackie Robinson

Orioles notebook: Mychal Givens proud to wear No. 42, honor Jackie Robinson

In one of the highlights of his amateur career, Orioles right-hander Mychal Givens won the Jackie Robinson Award as the nation's top high school baseball player in 2008.

Friday marked yet another milestone, he said, as he and the rest of the Orioles donned Robinson's No. 42 on their jerseys as teams across baseball honored the major leagues' first African-American player on the anniversary of his big league debut.

"It's just an honor," Givens said. "It was really memorable when I was in high school, winning the Jackie Robinson Award. Now, being able to wear the number for the first time in the big leagues is more of an honor, to...

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