Category Archive: Articles.Jackie-Robinson-Perspectives-on-42

These articles originally appeared in SABR’s “Jackie: Perspectives on 42” (2021), edited by Bill Nowlin and Glen Sparks.

Introduction: Jackie: Perspectives on 42

No one can doubt the immense courage shown by Jackie Robinson…

Larry Lester: My Hero, Jackie Robinson

The summer of 1960 was a special season for me. As a young…

Before Jackie Robinson: Baseball’s Civil Rights Movement

In February 1933 – when Jackie Robinson was 14 years old…

Jackie Robinson: The Best Athlete on the West Coast

Jackie Robinson in his UCLA track uniform. (UCLA LIBRARY…

Jackie Robinson, UCLA Tie USC 0-0 in 1939 Pacific Coast Conference Title Game

Jackie Robinson's UCLA college yearbook page, 1939. (COURTESY…

There But For The Grace of God: Jackie Robinson and Pearl Harbor, 1941

All-Star Football Game program, 1941. (COURTESY OF BRYAN…

Lieutenant Jackie Robinson, Morale Officer, United States Army

Jackie Robinson, United States Army. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL…

Jackie Robinson in 1945: From Boston ‘Tryout’ to a Negro Leagues Star

Jackie Robinson with the Kansas City Monarchs, October 23,…

Happy Helping? Inside Commissioner Chandler’s Role in Jackie Robinson’s Great Quest

Anyone unfortunate enough to attend a seminar or professional…

Jackie Robinson, Jersey City, and His First Game in Organized Baseball

George Shuba greets Jackie Robinson at home plate on April…

A Great Leap Forward: Jackie Robinson and The View From Montreal

Early days with the Montreal Royals. March 6, 1946. (Courtesy…

Jackie Robinson: History Made at the 1946 Junior World Series

Jackie Robinson’s time in Montreal was fleeting, but he still…

The Jackie Robinson Barnstorming Tour of 1946

“Do you feel they’ll make the big-league grade?” This…

Jackie Robinson’s 1947 Breakthrough Began in Havana

Jackie Robinson playing in a spring training game vs. Havana…

I Met Jackie Robinson’s First Major-League Manager

Clyde Sukeforth as Dodgers manager, 1947. (NATIONAL BASEBALL…

Jackie Robinson and the Kansas City Call

By the spring of 1945, Jackie Robinson was well known to readers…

Ford Frick and Jackie Robinson: The Enabler

Ford Frick, president of the National League in 1947, is not…

Sayonara Jackie Robinson: How An American Hero Finished His Career In Japan

Early 1950s Japanese publication featuring Jackie Robinson.…

Jackie Robinson Calls It Quits

Jackie Robinson lifts a pennant to commemorate his being…

Jackie Robinson in the MLB All-Star Game

A star among stars, Jackie Robinson had an excellent batting…

Jackie Robinson and the World Series

“No sporting event so decisively enthralls the national consciousness…

Jackie Robinson’s Steals of Home

Jackie Robinson slides to home plate in an attempt to avoid…

Analyzing Jackie Robinson as a Second Baseman

Second base. It might not have the pizzazz of shortstop.…