Jackie Robinson struggled more than you might have thought. The first person of color to ever play professional baseball had to overcome poverty, familial strife, and even a lawsuit with the U.S. Army...
The Man, the Myth, the Legend
Jackie Robinson had an incredibly rough life before he got paid to put on cleats and run around a diamond every day. Despite the love and admiration he received when he became a baseball legend, he had to break the color barrier in many other aspects of his life as well.