Friday, April 15, 2016

Weekly Check In: Jackie Robinson


Jackie Robinson was a great ball player but he was an even better person, which is why he made the Major Leagues before the likes of Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige. If you watch the movie “Soul of the Game” or probably any movie covering that time period and the whole breaking the color barrier time period you hear Robinson ask Branch Rickey if he wants him to fight and you hear Rickey reply “I want someone who is strong enough not to.” Now I’m not sure how historically accurate that is or if it’s simply dramatized for the movie but either way that’s the way Jackie lived his life and played his career. Do as I do, not as I say.


For this reason we have Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball every single season and for this reason I am able to bring you a “weekly” check in for the deceased MLB legend. This stat line is only a sliver of what makes Robinson great and an ambassador for the game we all love today. Enjoy and Happy Jackie Robinson Day. 

Year Age Tm Lg G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
10 Yrs 1382 5804 947 1518 273 54 137 734 197 740 291 .311 .409 .474 .883 132
162 Game Avg. 162 680 111 178 32 6 16 86 23 87 34 .311 .409 .474 .883 132

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