Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson, 2B

 

Career: 1947-56, Dodgers
Fun fact: Stole home 19 times


His impact as a trailblazer sometimes overshadows how good he was as a player. Segregation prevented him from debuting until the age of 28, yet he still led the NL in wins above replacement five times after breaking the color barrier.

A career .311 hitter, Robinson had gap power, speed and was an integral part of the only Brooklyn team to win the World Series.

Previous rank: 52

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