Thank You, Jackie: Players Who Benefited From Jackie Robinson

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  • Barry Bonds
  • Bob Gibson
  • Kirby Puckett
  • Dave Stewart
  • Rickey Henderson
  • Derek Jeter
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Hank Aaron
  • Kenny Williams
  • Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Willie Mays
  • Darryl Strawberry
  • Eric Davis
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Tony Gwynn
  • Eddie Murray

Kirby Puckett

Having spent his entire professional career with the Minnesota Twins, Puckett also managed to achieve 1,000 hits during his first five years with the team — a record achieved by only three other players. Sadly, Puckett passed away in 2006 due to a massive stroke. (Photo: Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

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