Originally Posted by RedsBaron
I don't think a "football build" would be a detriment-Jackie was a great all-around athlete.
No doubt, Jackie was a fabulous athlete, but the guys who played ball in the 1940's were not big guys. Jackie was built pretty stout, but that was by 1940s standards. He was nowhere near as tall or thick as the modern 'football' build, unless we are talking about cornerbacks.