Jackie Robinson

By: Dylan

What he did

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American in the major league baseball when he played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Later on

During his first season of major league Robinson played in 151 games, he stole more bases than anyone in his league and was awarded the first ever Rookie of the Year title. In 1949, Robinson, switched to playing second base, he was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The next year he became the Dodgers’ highest paid player, earning $35,000 a year. In 1955, Robinson helped the Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees to win the World Series. He retired from baseball after playing his last game on October 10, 1956. He had 1,518 hits and 137 home runs.
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