On this date in 1962, Jackie Robinson is elected to the Hall of Fame.
"Robinson was one player you didn't want to get riled up. Something about certain players. Get' em mad and they'd hurt you. Jackie Robinson was definitely one of them. He rose to the occasion and clobbered the tar out of us. He beat us everywhere - at bat, on the bases, in the field. Finally Ben Chapman said "Let's lay off him. It's not doing any good!'" - Andy Seminick - Phillies
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