In 41 games with the Monarchs, he batted .345 with 10 doubles, four triples, and five home runs. His impressive performance caught the eye of one of the scouts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Rickey decided to take him on. In 1947, Jackie Robinson faced the greatest challenge of his life by breaking the color barrier and becoming the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. His first year on the team, he faced many dangers due to racism. But he managed to rise above anything that was thrown at him and just played his game. At the end of his rookie season, he had become the National League Rookie of the year with 12 homers, a league leading 29 steals, and a .297 batting average.
In 1949 he was selected as the NL’s Most Valuable Player of the year and also won the batting title with a .342 average that same year. As a result of his great success during his baseball career, Jackie was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy will be remembered as one of the most important in American history. From his humble beginnings along with his time in the army to his historic baseball career, Jackie Robinson became a living milestone for racial equality and changed the sport of baseball