Jackie Robinson is not just a baseball hero, but an American hero. As a pioneer who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947, he raised hopes and opportunities for the second half of the 20th century. Robinson was a central figure in the Brooklyn Dodgers’ National League Dynasty, playing in six World Series and taking the borough’s only title in 1955. He finished his illustrious and historic career with the following accolades: 6x All Star (1949-1954), NL MVP (1949), MLB Rookie of the Year (1947), NL Batting Champion (1949), 2x NL stolen base leader (1947, 1949). His jersey number 42 is retired by all MLB teams. In addition, Robinson was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.