After a storied career as a collegiate athlete at UCLA, Jackie Robinson played for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues until Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey tabbed him as the player who would integrate the big leagues. Rickey wanted Robinson not only for his talent and style of play, but also because of his demeanor. He knew Robinson would have to endure mental and physical abuse, and Rickey wanted him to handle it without fighting back. Robinson endured teammates and crowds who opposed his presence, and threats to himself and his family, with honor and grace.

 

The impact Robinson made on Major League Baseball is one that will be forever remembered. On April 15 each season, every team in the majors celebrates Jackie Robinson Day in honor of when he broke the color barrier in baseball, becoming the first African-American player in the 20th century to take the field in the big leagues. He opened the door for many others and will forever be honored for his contribution to the game.

 

 

 

Jackie Robinson / 11"x14" art print

SKU: JR-NLBM
$35.00Price
  • This original Jackie Robinson painting is an acrylic on stretched canvas. Your 11"x14 " print will be signed and numbered by the artist. This painting is limited to 100 prints.

Ken Rumbaugh

ph: 503.317.9832

rumbaugh@me.com