When you see a baseball jersey in a crowd and it says 42 you can almost surely guess who’s name they were representing. Jackie Robinson lived such an admirable, memorable, and res-pected life and left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. There’s a reason that the dodgers retired his number, and the entire MLB followed up shortly after.
Jackie Robinson is an undisputed legend in the baseball world and beyond. He made history as the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. He made his starting debut in 1947 when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He later transi-tioned to second base where he managed to achieve a .980 fielding percentage in 1948 (second in the National League behind Eddie Stanky).
Jackie Robinson helped end baseball’s racial segregation, but that’s not the only reason he was inducted into the baseball hall of fame in 1962. He was also an amazing player when he stepped on the diamond. In his very first year he had an above average .297 batting average. He also led the league in steals and sacrifice hits. These stats combined allowed him to be named rookie of the year.
Throughout his career he went on to make six all-star appearances and play in six world series. He also won his first world championship in 1955 against the New York Yankees. It seemed like he was able to accomplish anything he put his mind to, including a cycle in 1948 against the St. Louis Cardinals. That means he hit a single, a double, a triple, AND a homerun within the same game.
Over the past few decades the legend of Jackie Robinson has continued to grow. They’ve made movies and documentaries about his life, his struggles, and his perseverance. Because of all of this he gained fans beyond that of the Brooklyn Dodgers fandom, despite him playing his entire career there. Anywhere you go you can find a Jackie Robinson jersey being worn proudly.
Where to Get a Quality Jackie Robinson Jersey
When buying any jersey to represent any sport or player, you need to make sure it’s a quality product. You don’t want to get stuck with a flimsy, knock-off jersey. If you are looking for a top quality MLB jersey it should feature 100% heavyweight fabric, with names, numbers and team logos fully stitched to give it an authentic look and feel. A cheap jersey with logos printed instead of stitched just can’t compete.
Though Jackie Robinson only played on one team through his Major League Baseball career. There are still different variations of his Brooklyn Dodgers jersey out there that you can choose from. You can get the 1950’s white home jerseys that display “Brooklyn” across the chest and the “B” on the sleeve. The 1951 addition is slightly different with “Dodgers’ stitched across the chest.
The gray 1955 away Jackie Robinson jersey is another amazing throwback jersey that any baseball fan should have. Custom Throwback Jerseys has all three of these jerseys available from the Cooperstown Collection Throwback Series. Keep in mind that these are the same style jerseys that Jackie Robinson wore while playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Whether you are a Dodgers fan or a Jackie Robinson fan, If you are interested in a custom throwback jersey of this amazing player you should visit customthrowbackjerseys.com. They are known for their high-quality products. Each jersey is crafted to perfection so you won’t have to worry about getting a cheap version that will fall apart in a few months. Get yourself one of the most recognizable jerseys of all time from Custom Throwback Jerseys today!