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The Boston Red Sox took the field against the Minnesota Twins on opening day Friday. It's also Jackie Robinson Day, which celebrates Robinson's historic debut and contributions as Major League Baseball's first Black player.
The Sox honored Robinson's legacy with a ceremonial first pitch by the 9-year-old son of former first baseman Mo Vaughn, the last Boston player to wear Robinson's iconic jersey number 42.
Other pregame ceremonies highlighted the fighting in Ukraine, as the Fenway crowd observed a few seconds of silence. A boy from Ukraine now living with family in Agawam joined families and friends of Boston Marathon runners in officially opening the game.
Below, we've collected a few scenes from the ballpark Friday: