Thursday, January 31, 2013
Today would have been Jackie Robinson's 94th birthday. We all learned when we were young about the bravery Robinson had breaking the color barrier, and Branch Rickey for signing him. I went back and checked out Robinson's career stats once last year, he was truly a great player. How's this for a ridiculous stat: his career BB to K stats? 740 BB's to only 291 K's!! Go and check out his stats, and learn something today. He opened up the color barrier for many great players to come after him, like Hank Aaron and Willie Mays and stars like CC Sabathia and Prince Fielder today. Truly a great baseball player, American and hero.
Posted by Justin Florio at Thursday, January 31, 2013