First African-American To Play Baseball in the Majors
All About Jackie
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. Jackie had to grow up without a father because his dad left him when he was 1 year old. The Robinson's left Cairo, Georgia in May 1920, and moved to Pasadena, California. Jackie’s aunt died that same year. Jackie had a good relationship with his brothers. When he got older he had jobs, like shining shoes, having a paper route, and helping a gardener. The college Jackie attended to was Pasadena Junior College. When he graduated he got a Letter from each sport he played. He played Basketball, Football, Tennis, and Golf in college, and he was good at all of the sports.
When Jackie was growing up African-Americans were not allowed to play Baseball in the Major Leagues. But when he was older he played in the Majors anyway. They also mistreated him, they threatened him, even the Umpires didn’t play fair. He was very talented too. But he was not only good at baseball he was good at Basketball, Football, Golf, and Tennis