Jackie Robinson

Baseball Hero

Basic Facts:

January 31, 1919

Lived for 53 years. 1919-1972

Cairo, GA

American Major League Baseball Player

Broke the color barrier for negroes to play baseball.

His older brother was a silver medalist in the Olympics and he was an accomplished athlete in several other sports.

Courage and bravery.

He inspired other negroes to play Major League Baseball.