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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Jackie Robinson overrated

Robinson only played 10 seasons. He had 1518 hits, 137 home runs and 734 RBIs. These are the stats of a mediocre baseball player.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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His on field achievement is not why he was a great person and ballplayer.
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His on field achievement is not why he was a great person and ballplayer.
Exactly, good post. It's not about his stats it's the fact he broke down the color barrier so that everyone could have the opportunity, no matter what race, to play the game.
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Yeah but Hall of Famers should be judged on on field performance and not off field performance
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Yeah but Hall of Famers should be judged on on field performance and not off field performance
How is breaking the color barrier not an on-field performance ?

If you're meaning getting into the hall should be based on stats only, I disagree.
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I think that what he did off the field was much more spectacular then what he did on it. By far.


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I mean everybody claims the same thing about Pete Rose..."Hall of Fame should be considered on what he did on the field and not off" So shouldn't the same standards apply to a average player. I agree that what he did was amazing but he should be honored in another way
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Robinson only played 10 seasons. He had 1518 hits, 137 home runs and 734 RBIs. These are the stats of a mediocre baseball player.

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considering the constant death threats against him and his family id consider those stats to be amazing. would you be able to perform under the daily pressure that he faced?
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Jackie Robinson put up good numbers for bieng a second baseman, a weak hitting position, and then when you consider the numbers he had in the Negro leagues, he was a great player...not a mediocre one. You have to think of the era in which he played, not relate the stats to today's inflated offensive stats.

I dont think he's overrated, but I think people forget how good a player jackie actually was, and consider his "breaking of the color barrier" his only reason for being in Cooperstown, but thats not the case.

Random piece of trivia for you, did you know that Jackie was not the first african american in baseball however. Fleet Walker was.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2007, 09:47 AM
 
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I completely disagree with the title of this thread. When has Jackie Robinson been titled as one of the best to play the game. He hasnt because he is respected and known for other reasons.
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