Jackie Robinson

By: Lauren Carpenter

Who was Jackie Robinson?

Jackie Robinson was a American Baseball Player who became the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He had a batting average of .311. His positions were Infielder, Second Baseman,and shortstop.

When was he born?

Jackie Robinson was born in January 31, 1919, Cairo GA. His full name is Jack Roosevelt Robinson. He was named after President Theodore Roosevelt who died 25 days before his birth.

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How did Jackie Robinson die?

He died at the age of 53 from a heart attack. He died at 7:10 am in a hospital. He had 2 sons and 1 daughter. Jackie Robinson Jr his son died in a car accident in 1971.