It’s easy to throw around the superlatives when referencing Jackie Robinson. He was a tremendous athlete and had stoic endurance. Above all else he was courageous.
In 1947 when Jackie ran onto Ebbets Field he was doing so under the smothering weight of an entire nation. Jackie was one of the few individuals that could see the big picture and nobody would bully him out of his civil rights.
Jackie Robinson is a national treasure.