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Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional 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 he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, it heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.During his 10-year MLB career, Robinson won the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, was an All-Star for six consecutive seasons from 1949 through 1954, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949—the first black player so honored. Robinson played in six World Series and contributed to the Dodgers' 1955 World Series championship.

Jackie Robinson
Robinson with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954
Second baseman
Born: (1919-01-31)January 31, 1919
Cairo, Georgia, U.S.
Died: October 24, 1972(1972-10-24) (aged 53)
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Professional debut
NgL: 1945, for the Kansas City Monarchs
MLB: April 15, 1947, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 10, 1956, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average.313
Home runs141
Runs batted in761
Teams
Negro leagues
Major League Baseball
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Induction1962
Vote77.5% (first ballot)
Military career
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1942–1944
RankSecond lieutenant
Unit761st Tank Battalion
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Jackie Robinson - Bio, Age, net worth, height, Wiki, Facts and Family

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson's About

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Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play Major League Baseball, is one of the twentieth century's most inspiring and towering characters. Despite the racial segregation that existed at the time, Robinson demonstrated to the world that the essence of a game has nothing to do with race or color. He not only led by example, but he also aided the entry of a generation of young African-American players into the Major League Baseball. Baseball was more than a game to him; it was a platform for him to communicate his opinions on racism and demonstrate that he was just like the rest of the team. His transformation from a marginalized baseball player to one of the game's most well-known players, on the other hand, was rather bold. He suffered numerous threats while playing for the Dodgers, and he was even booed by the fans. Robinson's family was not spared, but all he could think about was playing his game no matter what. That's exactly what he did! He went on to become one of the greatest players in American baseball history, despite facing racial persecution. He received numerous honors and various institutions were named after him as a result of his many accomplishments and records.

Jackie Robinson Family life

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He was married to Rachel Robinson from 1946 until his death. He had three children: Sharon, David and Jackie Jr.

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Jackie Robinson Before Fame

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In Cairo, Georgia, he joined a gang to protest the exclusion of blacks, but his friend Carl Anderson persuaded him to focus his efforts elsewhere. He was enlisted into a cavalry battalion in Fort Riley, Kansas, where he was approved into the race-neutral Officer Candidate School.

Jackie Robinson Trivia

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In 1997, his #42 jersey was retired by all major league teams. His legacy was further honored with the introduction of Jackie Robinson Day, where every player across the league wears #42.

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Jackie Robinson Height Weight

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At the age of 53, Jackie Robinson height is 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m).

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He was a key player for the Dodgers during the 1955 World Series, defeating Mickey Mantle and the New York Yankees in seven games.

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Facts About Jackie Robinson

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● Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 (age 53) in Cairo, Georgia, United States
● He is a celebrity baseball player
● He died on October 24, 1972, North Stamford, CT
● He had 3 children Sharon Robinson, Jackie Robinson Jr., David Robinson
● His spouse is Rachel Robinson (m. 1946–1972)
● His height is 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)



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