- from Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson was 28 when he started playing major league baseball, and for ten years, he played hard.
By the 1956 season, his body was feeling the effects. In addition, Branch Rickey, who had always been Robinson’s strongest supporter, had left the Dodgers.
Robinson found out that the Dodgers were going to trade him to the New York Giants. Taking into account his aging body and his strong feelings for the Dodgers, he decided to retire from baseball. He was ready to try new things.