Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hall of Fame Unveils New Plaque for Jackie Robinson

Robinson's old plaque read:

Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Brooklyn NL, 1947 to 1956

Leading N.L. batter in 1949. Holds fielding mark for second basemen playing in 150 or more games with .992. Led N.L. in stolen bases in 1947 and 1949. Most Valuable Player in 1949. Lifetime batting average .311. Joint record holder for most double plays by second baseman, 137 in 1951. Led second basemen in double plays 1949-50-51-52.

photo by Milo Stewart Jr.