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.
“Jack, meet Jackie”
Sometimes I get asked if Jack’s name comes from Jackie Robinson and the simple answer is no. I’ve always liked the name Jack and hoped if we ever had a boy, that would his name. However, Jackie Robinson had a lot of characteristics I wouldn’t mind my Jack having one day such as; being brave, determined, and strong just to name a few. •
thanks to @keira.emerson for coming on our adventure 🙃 #JFK#SummerTime#LosAngeles#JackieRobinsonfirstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Montreal and @ashopcrew for this amazing art work. Pictured above is none other than the great Jackie Robinson.
Jackie Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, ending a long period of segregation in Major League Baseball. It wound up being a momentous day not just in baseball history, but in the history of a country that has plenty of issues with equal treatment in the workplace.
Idk what was more lit: the fact that I was at the Negro League memorial game at Kauffman Stadium or the fact I was wearing a Jackie Robinson jersey at the Negro League memorial game at Kauffman Stadium. Idk. Y'all decide 🤷🏾♀️😂😂😂 #reppintheking#jackierobinson#42
#OTD in 1947, #JackieRobinson stole home in the #Dodgers ’ 4-2 victory over the Pirates at Forbes Field. It was the infielder's first thievery of the dish, something he would accomplish 19 times during his ten-year career. Here’s a painting of one of those steals from July 2, 1950. #baseballart@dodgers
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“A Life is not important except in the impact it had on other lives.” - Jackie Robinson #42
Set yourself up for success today by enabling the success of others all around you. Today is your Best Day. Get some. #jackierobinson#today#monday#wakeup#live
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"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." Pictured here, Young Ku$h Esquire, pays tribute to #legend#JackieRobinson as he visits #DodgerStadium to watch the #LosAngelesDodgers take on the #ColoradoRockies . In preparing to take this photograph, Esquire made an important note to make sure the shoes were captured in the photograph. Indeed, it was these same pair of #Polkadot#YellowAndBlack#Nike#Roshes that he wore on the cover of a prior mixtape where he was in #Downtown#Tampa walking next to the #GeorgeEdgecomb#Courthouse . "I've walked from the east coast all the way to the west coast and still ain't found anyone other than me crazy enough to rock these sneakers," Esquire joked. More importantly, however, he continued, "is the symbolism, wearing the shoes has for me as it reminds me of my ties to Tampa," and, if it were not for the people in the background, he finished, "[t]his might have made a good photo for the next album cover." Esquire finished by paying homage to Jackie Robinson and stating that he hopes that someday he can impact someone's life for the better as Jackie Robinson did for so many others. Have you been to a Dodger's game yet?! If not, you MUST go--awesome experience!