Jackie Robinson

Aldane Grey

Jackie as a child

He was the youngest of five children Edgar,Frank,Matthew,Mack,& Willa Mae they grew up in relative poverty in a well off community in Pasadena, California.
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Serving his time in war

In 1942, Jackie Robinson was drafted into the army. He was assigned to a segregated Army Calvary unit in Fort Riley,Kansas. He didn't get to play baseball between the ages 21 thru 26 because of his time serving in the army. Most black athletes weren't able to play their sport in this era because of this.

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Baseball Debut!!!

Jackie made his Major League baseball debut on April 15, 1947 at Ebbets field in Brooklyn, New York. He became the first African American baseball player in major league baseball. His teammates signed a petition against Jackie joining the team because of his racial abuse.

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Fan letter

Dear Jackie,

I saw you in your first game and I'm a big fan. I love how you show all your doubters wrong. Most people stop when they face a problem but you kept on going. I can't believe you were a six time all-star between the years 1949 and 1954. You also one the rookie of the year award in 1947 with the best stats by a rookie that by far. If I could ask you one question it would be who taught you how to play baseball and where did you get the love for it?

Obituary

Jackie Robinson lived a great life. Robinson died of a heart attack on Oct 24,1972 in Connecticut at the age of 53 years old. Jackie will always be remember as one of the greatest to ever play in the MLB. He will be leaving behind three kids and a wife. After retiring from baseball in 1957 he campaigned for Richard Nixon during the 1960's presidential elections. He was a great man says Nixon. He did a lot for this world. By helping with segregation and much more. In the baseball world he will be remember as a electrifying base runner he stole home base 19 times during his career. He will be remember as the person who didn't give up his seat because his skin color was different. If there is one thing to remember about Jackie Robinson it would be that he was a caring person. Rest in peace Jackie R.

Baseball Poem

I'm at the mat
Crowd cheering as I put up my bat
The sun calls to me
Cameras flash as the pitcher gets ready
He throws the ball
And in a flash, I hit it with my all
And hit a home run 4 to 1

Awards

Jackie won a lot of awards as a baseball player in his career. He won the rookie of the award in his rookie season. He also was a six time all-star. He was so good the Dodgers retired his uniform number 42. You have to be really good for them to retire your number. That's mean nobody in history will wear that jersey number for that team.