Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson
BREAKING MLB'S COLOR BARRIER
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo Georgia, after he was born his Mom moved his 3 brothers, 1 sister and him to Pasadena California which is just 24 minutes from Los Angeles.
Jackie was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman who most people believe to be was the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947.
Jackie accomplished lots of things in his 10 year career the most important was thought to be, that he was the "first" person to break the MLB'S color barrier. He also led the Brooklyn Dodgers to 6 NL pennants and one world series championship. His ultimate honor was being inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1962.
Jackie Robinson helped the Dodgers win one more National League Pennant the year before his retirement and was traded to the San Francisco Giants right after that. Jackie announced his retirement not too long after he retired on January 5, 1957.