Jackie had wheels, so big time power wasn’t necessary. He obviously gave some up mechanically, with little lag and a loose barrel turn. In terms of launch, his upright spine angle and aggressive move toward the pitcher created a lower trajectory, which was likely just a function of him executing the common swing type of that era. His out-of-sequence barrel (by today’s standards) cost him power but allowed him a higher contact rate - ideal for a plus plus runner facing defenses handicapped by sloppy fields and floppy gloves.
#BrooklynDodgers#Cooperstown#NewEra (while it’s 6,000 degrees in Las Vegas today, thus making it a felony for a hat collector to rock a white hat.... these two gems 💎 caught my eye and I may have to preform the ol “rock ‘em so I can re-stock ‘em”. They call this a “first world problem” ) —- #🇺🇸
So about a month ago, a website I’ve been visiting for years that’s dedicated to chronicling the history of sports uniforms and logos hosted a Twitter giveaway in conjunction with popular throwback Negro League and Minor League baseball uniform manufacturer Ebbets Field Flannels. I was the lucky winner and I got to choose a free jersey and hat, so I went with the nighttime uniforms the Montreal Royals (Brooklyn Dodgers affiliate) wore in 1946 during Jackie Robinson’s year with the team prior to breaking the color barrier. The jersey is made of satin material to take advantage of stadium lighting for better visibility of players, and features felt lettering.
Needless to say, I am more than pleased with my picks and can definitely vouch for the quality, having previously bought a Homestead Grays Negro Leagues cap. Thanks again to sportslogos.net and Ebbets Field Flannels for giving this sports history buff an outstanding throwback to add to the collection!