Mental Toughness and Determination
Jackie Robinson was strong and brave. Jackie Robinson is famous for breaking the color barrier in baseball because before Robinson, no African-American people were allowed to play in the major leagues during the 1940's..
Talent and Fame
Important Moments In Jackie Robinson's Life
Martin Luther King Jr said that Jackie Robinson was “a legend and a symbol in his own time”. His accomplishments allowed black and white Americans to be more respectful and open to one another and more appreciative of each others abilities. It wasn't just about coming together on the baseball field, it was about coming together in everyday life.
On the field Jackie scored more than 100 runs in six of my ten seasons (averaging more than 110 runs from 1947 to 1953), had a .311 career batting average, a .409 career on-base percentage, a .474 slugging percentage.
Jackie Robinson became the first black player inducted into the Cooperstown museum and baseball hall of fame in 1962.