by: Brett Parker
Jackie had to endure very unfair treatment being the first African American to play Major League Baseball. He had to endure severe and terrible comments and could do nothing about it but play the game of baseball better than them all.
Ambitious and determined
Did you know?
From 1942 to 1944, Robinson served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He never saw combat. During boot camp Robinson was arrested and court-martialed after refusing to give up his seat and move to the back of a segregated bus when ordered to by the driver.
Born: January 31, 1919
Years Lived: 53 years
Place of Birth: Cario, Georgia
Occupation: Major League Baseball Player
* 1984: Presidential Medal of Freedom
*2005: Congressional Gold Medal
*1999: Major- League Baseball All-Century Team
*1949: National League Most Valuable Player Award