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Jackie Would Be Smiling

As you may well know the number 42 is retired throughout Major League Baseball unless a player hadJrob already been wearing it before MLB retired the number.

MLB retired 42 to honor Jackie Robinson in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of him breaking the color barrier in baseball.

Only Yankees closer Mariano Rivera remains as the sole major leaguer to still wear the No. 42 -- the same uniform number Jackie wore.

Jackie never played baseball in Arkansas, but he sure would be proud of his number becoming a part of history again.

That's because the 3rd batter in the FIU lineup got an infield single in the 8th inning on Sunday afternoon to give himself a hit in every game he has played this season.

The 3rd batter has played in 42 games this season and is now tied with Austin Peay's Chuck Abbott for the 4th longest Division I hit streak.

After a Jabari Henry home run, FIU trailed Arkansas State 5-2 in the 8th.


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