JACKIE ROBINSON

by Chris Enriquez

Full name/birth date, death date

  • Jack Roosevelt Robinson Born on Jan. 31, 1919 and died on Oct. 24, 1972.
  • He is famous for play baseball, football, track, and basketball.
  • He is famous for being the first African American baseball player to play with the whites.

Childhood

Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. Then he moved to Pasadena, California. When he was six months old his father left him and his brothers and sisters.

Education

  • Jackie Robinson went to UCLA. There he played baseball, football, track, tennis and basketball. Then he became a professional baseball player.

Adult hood

  • Jackie Robinson served from 1942-1945 in the U.S. Army.
  • In 1945 Branch Rickey drafted Jackie Robinson to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Something important Jackie Robinson said

  • "This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done.

What i leaned from Jackie Robinson

  • What i leaned from this person is that he showed me not to give up and follow your dream.

In five words describe Jackie Robinson

  1. Fearless
  2. Willful
  3. Amiable
  4. Courageous
  5. Strong

Five facts about Jackie Robinson

  • Robinson's life on base percentage of .410 is ranked 25th on the all-time list.
  • President Theodore Roosevelt, who died 25 days before Robinson was born, was the inspiration for his middle name.
  • "Jackie" Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Ga. Shortly after his birth, his family moved and settled in Pasadena, California.
  • He was the first African American major league baseball player
  • He never let the anger take him to do something bad.
Jackie Robinson: A Life Story