Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility. (A player must be retired from baseball for five years to be considered.) His forceful spirit inspired both his playing on the field and his civil rights work afterward. Some young militants criticized Robinson’s ties to Republicans, while Robinson in turn criticized the NAACP for failing to include younger voices.

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