Jackie Robinson Biography

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was an American baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. As the first major league team to play a black man since the 1880s, the Dodgers ended racial segregation that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues for six decades. The example of Robinson's character, his use of nonviolence, and his unquestionable talent challenged the traditional basis of segregation, which then marked many other aspects of American life, and contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement.

In addition to his cultural impact, Robinson had an exceptional baseball career. Over 10 seasons, Robinson played in six World Series and contributed to the Dodgers' 1955 World Series championship. He was selected for six consecutive All-Star Games, from 1949 to 1954, was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949—the first black player so honored. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jackie Robinson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player, Athlete
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
January 31, 1919
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
October 24, 1972
Age at Death:
53
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
Jackie Robinson Timeline
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Jackie Robinson. (2018). The HistoryHop.com website. Retrieved 10:09am UTC, Oct 16, 2018, from www.historyhop.com/famous-people/jackie-robinson/bio.

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Jackie Robinson. [Internet]. 2018. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/jackie-robinson/bio [Accessed 16 Oct 2018].

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"Jackie Robinson." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2018. Web. 16 Oct 2018.

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