Jackie earned his way into the most prestigious place  for a baseball player, Cooperstown NY, in the baseball Hall of Fame.  He gained entrance as a first ballot entry, an honor given only to the most well respected and successful men to play the sport.  Most people only get into the HOF with at least one World Series Victory, something most players never achieve.  Many people believe Jackie was awarded with an even higher honor, when April 15th was named Jackie Robinson Day in all of Major League Baseball.  On this day all players, coaches, and umpires wear Jackie's number 42 to honor him.  Also, Jackie's number 42 was retired by all of baseball, which means no player to ever play in the MLB may ever wear the number 42.  This honor hasn't been awarded to any other person in all four major American sports.  Also, in 1999 Jackie was on Time's list of the 100 most influential men of the 20th Century.  IN the same year Jackie was number 44 on the Sporting News list of the 100 greatest baseball players in MLB history.