When he first took the field for the brooklyn dodgers in 1947 jackie robinson broke a color barrier that reached back sixty years to the very origins of american baseball he would go on to play in six world series and help the dodgers win the 1955 world championship but robinson was much more than just a baseball player. Jackie robinson is one of the most revered public figures of the twentieth century he is remembered for both his athletic prowess and his strong personal character the world knows him as the man who crossed baseballs color line but there is much more to his legacy at the conclusion of his baseball career robinson continued in his pursuit of social progress through his work as a writer. Beyond home plate will open the eyes of fans who think of jackie robinson primarily as a tool for branch rickey or even mainly as a courageous and excellent baseball player jackie robinson was more than both of those things he was a man deeply concerned enough about civil rights to bring his ideas to the public and to act on them himself. Download citation beyond home plate jackie robinson on life after baseball ed by michael g long review in lieu of an abstract here is a brief excerpt of the content beyond home plate . Download citation beyond home plate jackie robinson on life after baseball when he first took the field for the brooklyn dodgers in 1947 jackie robinson broke a color barrier that reached
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