Fail seven out of ten times at bat in baseball and you're an all-star. Now imagine a majority of your fellow players and a large part of society hate you and don't think you even have the right to play. How many times would you expect a man to fail under that pressure? 9 out of 10 times? 10 out of 10? Jackie Robinson hit .297 then .296 and then led the league in his third year batting .342, not only against pitchers but against death threats as well. It's mind boggling how he performed under that kind of strain with the eyes of a nation watching every move. A true American hero. Highly recommend reading Opening Day by Jonathan Eig for an amazing account of his first season. #jackierobinsonday.
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  • jon_finkelFail seven out of ten times at bat in baseball and you're an all-star. Now imagine a majority of your fellow players and a large part of society hate you and don't think you even have the right to play. How many times would you expect a man to fail under that pressure? 9 out of 10 times? 10 out of 10? Jackie Robinson hit .297 then .296 and then led the league in his third year batting .342, not only against pitchers but against death threats as well. It's mind boggling how he performed under that kind of strain with the eyes of a nation watching every move. A true American hero. Highly recommend reading Opening Day by Jonathan Eig for an amazing account of his first season. #jackierobinsonday.
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