“Next up to bat iiiis… number 42… JACKIE ROBINSON!” boomed the commentator as Jackie steps up to the plate. The crowd goes wild. The pitcher pitches a roaring fastball through the air. The crowd holds its breath. CRRRRACK! “A home run!” yells the commentator. Jackie Robinson is considered a hero because he stood up for the rights of African Americans around the whole nation and he broke racial barriers in baseball. So what is a hero? A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.