Jackie Robinson

A really brave player

Background information

Jackie Robinson was the first black player in the 20th century. His real name is Jack Roosevelt Robinson. Also born on January 31, 1919. He even broke the stealing bases record. Also died on October 24, 1972.

Digging Deeper

Jackie Robinson had very shoddy equipment. Also Branch Rickey was looking for a player with the guts not to fight back. And got low pay. At Robinsons first game, the pitchers threw the ball right at his head. Terribly he was getting death threats. He was a great hitter and base stealer.

My research question

I wonder what Branch Rickey meant when he said that Robinson had to keep quiet?


1. Sweet Search- Polio

2. Culturegrams. 2013

3. Britannica-Polo-2013

About Me

James Marx

My interests are sports like baseball. I also love to hunt and fish.