I can go on and on about games that featured great performances and deserve our recognition, or games that played a big role in the outcome of a certain team's season. Yet, and you can put me on the record in saying this, there is one game every year that is more important than the others, and that is Jackie Robinson Day on April 15. Even if my beloved New York Yankees won all 162 games, this one would still trump them all.
April 15 is the day that Jackie Robinson made his major league debut, breaking the MLB color barrier in the process. To commemorate this historical day, some players, primarily those of African-American descent, will wear Robinson's No. 42 instead of their usual number.
The fact is that Robinson was a pioneer of the game. Without him, there's no telling how long it would have been before the majors were integrated. So many players have him to thank for their success and even those who aren't African-American should salute him and his greatness.
That being said, move over, All-Star Game. Move over, clinching playoff games. The head of the important games table is reserved for the spirit of Mr. Robinson and all he did for baseball.