MLB Mount Rushmore: Jackie Robinson’s Lasting Impact Deserves Recognition

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Jackie Robinson Willie Mays deserves an apology.

Mays, considered by many to be the greatest all-around player in baseball history, didn’t make the final cut for NESN.com’s MLB Mount Rushmore. That’s because after hours of agony, there were four others — Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron and Jackie Robinson — whose overall credentials were difficult to ignore.

Mount Rushmore — as a NESN.com colleague put it — is all about significance rather than greatness. Each of the four players included on NESN.com’s MLB Mount Rushmore transcended the game while not being too shabby at his craft, either.

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth, the greatest slugger of all time, is almost like a mythical creature in that certain stories circulating about The Bambino seem incomprehensible. Ruth was a larger-than-life figure during the 1920s, and he still, in many ways, represents what baseball is all about for many Americans.

Ruth, who paved the way…

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