Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player

Childhood

  • Born: 1919 in Cairo, Georgia.

  • When he was only a year old he and his siblings relocated to California.

  • The son of Jerry Robinson & Mallie McGriff.

  • One of four boys to the parents.

  • He quit school, to support his mother.

Military/College Life

  • He was very gifted as an athlete, in High School/ College
  • "Held a job with the National Youth Administration work camp until the camp was closed due to the onset of World War II. In the fall of 1941 he joined the Honolulu Bears professional football team, then was drafted onto a new "team" in 1942--the U.S. Army."
  • Robinson was discharged from the Army due to his ankles injures from football.

Lifetime Achievements

  • Graduated from John Muir High School.
  • Join's University of California at Los Angeles. (UCLA)
  • He went to join the U.S Army.
  • Left the Army to go into Negro League
  • In 1947 he showed that black men can play a sport that was full of white men

Hero

  • "He was hailed a hero"
  • He broke the color barrier by being the first African- American to play in Major League Baseball.
  • Many people did not like him such as white men but he had to fight through the cruelty.
  • The opponents of Robinson thought he was a joke should go back to the negro league.
  • " Opponents were cruel to Robinson, too, and throughout games hurled race-baiting taunts at him. In addition, crowds showered Robinson with trash, tomatoes, and watermelon slices."

Influence on the people

He influenced many black's such as the men in the negro league, as well as the American people who are being segregated. When he first joined the league people booed him but that did not stop him from fulfilling his dream of playing in the Major League's. He made such an influence on Major League Baseball, that Major League Baseball (MLB) honors a day for Jackie Robinson, the day is April 15th. On April 15th every baseball player wears number "42", the MLB has made that no other player can wear number 42. The last player to wear number 42 other than April 15th was Mariano Rivera, ( MLB retired Jackie's number 42 in 1997)
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End of Career

  • In 1956 he played his last season in the MLB.
  • Jackie joined a food restaurant chain named Chock Full O' Nuts as the Vice President of the restaurant's.
  • In 1963 he marches with Dr. Martin Luther King J.r.
  • Jackie Robinson was inducted into the baseball Hall Of Fame in 1962.
  • Robinson supported D.R Martin Luther King jr.
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End Of His Life

  • Robinson lived from 1919-1972
  • Robinson died at a very young age at fifty-three years old.
  • He died from his battle with diabetes.
  • Toward the end of his life he worked with church groups and ministries.
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Legacy

Almost every baseball player worships Jackie for the hard work he did to not give up and never let the outside people dictate what his life will be like. He worked hard to become a Major League Baseball player. That is why Jackie Robinson will have always helped the baseball community.

Words From Jackie

  1. "This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done.
    2. "Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life."

Annotated Bibliography

  1. Jackie Robinson." Almanac of Famous People. Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016. This source helped by giving his birth place and death date/place.

  2. "Jackie Robinson." Notable Sports Figures. Ed. Dana R. Barnes. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016. This source helped by showing a timeline of his life.
  3. Jackie Robinson." Notable Sports Figures. Ed. Dana R. Barnes. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016. This source helped by showing the people who raised Jackie. As well as how many siblings he had.
  4. "Jack Roosevelt Robinson." Merriam Webster's Biographical Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam Webster, 1995. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016. This source was very helpful by showing Robinson's achievements while in the MLB.

  5. Jackie Robinson." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016. This source showed how he was declared a hero by breaking the color barrier.
  6. brainyquote.com This source helped me by being able to find quotes specifically from Jackie.
  7. John Roosevelt Robinson." Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994. Biography in Context. Web. 5 May 2016. This source helped by showing the time when Jackie was in the Army.
  8. Rhoden, William C. "Baseball Has Yet to Deliver the Greatest Tribute to Robinson." New York Times 17 Apr. 2016: 4(L). Biography in Context. Web. 6 May 2016. This was an article by an author saying how amazing and a hero Jackie was.
  9. Rhoden, William C. "Baseball Has Yet to Deliver the Greatest Tribute to Robinson." New York Times 17 Apr. 2016: 4(L). Biography in Context. Web. 6 May 2016. This source showed that the MLB honors Jackie Robinson every year on April 15th its known as "Jackie Robinson" day.
  10. Gale Biography in Context

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    This was helpful source because it showed a picture of Jackie.