He was careless about criticism and anything else that had nothing to do with baseball. Baseball was his passion and it’s almost all he cared about. Jackie made decisions in his career that promoted non racist coaches. He was invited to play in an “All-Timers Game” but refused the offer because “white owners hadn’t hired any black coaches or managers. He was later asked to throw the first pitch in the world series and he had refused, again, because there still was no black coaches or managers.
Jackie Robinson was a true hero. After baseball he came a very effective civil rights leader alongside Dr. Martin Luther King and other major civil rights leaders. He also joined the National Association for the advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to show his seriousness in civil rights and universal equality. After baseball , the stress of discriminations and leading civil rights marches across the country eventually brought his to his death through his health. He passed away from a heart attack at just 53 years old. He was ruthless in baseball and nothing else. He never cared what people said or did to him about or because of his race. He just did what he did best and that was to play