jackie robinson

first black man to play pro baseball

when he first started

Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. when he joined the dodgers a lot of the other players were mean and not nice to him because he was black playing what a lot of people seen as a white sport.

jackie robinson life

Born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Throughout his decade-long career with the Dodgers, Robinson made advancements in the cause of civil rights for black athletes. In 1955, he helped the Dodgers win the World Series. He retired in 1957 with a career batting average of .311. Robinson died in Connecticut in 1972. He attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College, where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports: football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was named the region's Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938.

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what was successful

some good things came from him playing too. after he joined a lot of other black men joined the MLB. he also went on to do other great things like starting a charity and giving money to the lower class people.

today

today over 1/2 of the MLB baseball players or black and a lot have gotten into the hall of fame.