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Who is Jackie Robinson?

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Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play the Major League Baseball, is one of the most inspirational and towering figures of the 20th century. Withstanding the racial segregation prevalent during his time, Robinson proved to the world that the spirit of a game has nothing to do with color or race. Not only he set an example but also helped a whole generation of young African-American players enter the Major Baseball League. For him, baseball was more than a game - it was a medium to express his views on racism and to show that he was no different from anyone else in the team. However, his journey from a discriminated baseball player to one of the highly-recognized players was quite audacious. As he played for the Dodgers, he faced several threats and was even booed by the audiences. Even his family was not spared, but Robinson had only one thought in his mind – to play his game no matter what. And so he did! He emerged as one of the greatest players in the history of American baseball, who survived racial discrimination impeding their path. After so many achievements and records, he was bestowed with several honors and many institutions were set up in his name.

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Jackie Robinson Childhood & Early Life

Born to Jerry and Mallie Robinson, Jackie was the youngest of the five children in the family.

In 1920, after his father abandoned his family, they moved to Pasadena, California, where his mother took sundry jobs to sustain her family.

He graduated from Washington Junior High School in 1935. He was sent to the John Muir High School where his athletic talents were discovered. He excelled in most of the sports, especially football, basketball, track, and baseball.

After completing studies in John Muir, he attended the Pasadena Junior College from where he graduated in 1939. He was enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles and became its first student to win varsity letters in four sports - baseball, basketball, football, and track.

However, in 1941, he had to quit college, owing to financial difficulties and move to Hawaii, where he played soccer for the semi-professional Honolulu Bears.

Jackie Robinson Awards & Achievements

Robinson was named the ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 1947 with a batting average of .297, 175 hits and 12 home runs.

In 1949, he earned the title of ‘Most Valuable Player’ for a batting average of .342.

He was inducted into the ‘Baseball Hall of Fame’ in 1962, becoming the first African-American to have earned this honor.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in America, on March 26, 1984, and the Congressional Gold Medal on March 2, 2005.

Jackie Robinson Personal Life & Legacy

Robinson married Rachel Isum, whom he met at the University of California, in 1946. The couple had three children Jackie Robinson Jr., Sharon Robinson and David Robinson.

He died of a heart attack at the age of 53 and his funeral was attended by thousands of people.

After his death, his wife established the ‘Jackie Robinson Foundation’ in 1973 with the aim of providing scholarships to minority youths for higher education.

In 2002, he was included in the ‘100 Greatest African-Americans’ list and a ‘Jackie Robinson Award’ was created in the Aflac National High School in 2004.

Jackie Robinson Trivia

In April 1997, hi jersey number 42 was retired in his honor.

While serving the U.S. army, this baseball player who was the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues, faced court-martial for refusing to sit on the back of a bus.

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Jackie Robinson awards

  • Other

    • 1952
      All-Star
    • 1953
      All-Star
    • 1954
      All-Star
    • 1945
      Negro League All-Star selection
    • 1955
      World Series champion
    • 1949
      NL MVP
    • 1947
      MLB Rookie of the Year
    • 1949
      National League Batting Title
    • 1947
      National League Stolen Bases Champion
    • 1949
      National League Stolen Bases Champion
    • 1949 - All-Star
    • 1950 - All-Star
    • 1951 - All-Star
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Jackie Robinson biography timelines

  • Born to Jerry and Mallie Robinson, Jackie was the youngest of the five children in the family.
    31st Jan 1919
  • In 1920, after his father abandoned his family, they moved to Pasadena, California, where his mother took sundry jobs to sustain her family.
    1920
  • He graduated from Washington Junior High School in 1935. He was sent to the John Muir High School where his athletic talents were discovered. He excelled in most of the sports, especially football, basketball, track, and baseball.
    1935
  • After completing studies in John Muir, he attended the Pasadena Junior College from where he graduated in 1939. He was enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles and became its first student to win varsity letters in four sports - baseball, basketball, football, and track.
    1939
  • However, in 1941, he had to quit college, owing to financial difficulties and move to Hawaii, where he played soccer for the semi-professional Honolulu Bears.
    1941
  • Robinson married Rachel Isum, whom he met at the University of California, in 1946. The couple had three children Jackie Robinson Jr., Sharon Robinson and David Robinson.
    1946
  • Robinson was named the ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 1947 with a batting average of .297, 175 hits and 12 home runs.
    1947
  • In 1949, he earned the title of ‘Most Valuable Player’ for a batting average of .342.
    1949
  • He was inducted into the ‘Baseball Hall of Fame’ in 1962, becoming the first African-American to have earned this honor.
    1962
  • He died of a heart attack at the age of 53 and his funeral was attended by thousands of people.
    24th Oct 1972
  • After his death, his wife established the ‘Jackie Robinson Foundation’ in 1973 with the aim of providing scholarships to minority youths for higher education.
    1973
  • He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in America, on March 26, 1984, and the Congressional Gold Medal on March 2, 2005.
    26th Mar 1984 To 2nd Mar 2005
  • In April 1997, hi jersey number 42 was retired in his honor.
    Apr 1997
  • In 2002, he was included in the ‘100 Greatest African-Americans’ list and a ‘Jackie Robinson Award’ was created in the Aflac National High School in 2004.
    2002 To 2004
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Frequently asked questions about Jackie Robinson

  • What is Jackie Robinson birthday?

    Jackie Robinson was born at January 31, 1919

  • Where is Jackie Robinson's birth place?

    Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo

  • What is Jackie Robinson nationalities?

    Jackie Robinson's nationalities is American

  • What is Jackie Robinson ideologies?

    Jackie Robinson's ideologies is Republicans

  • Who is Jackie Robinson spouses?

    Jackie Robinson's spouses is Rachel Robinson

  • Who is Jackie Robinson siblings?

    Jackie Robinson's siblings is Edgar, Frank, Matthew, Willa Mae

  • Who is Jackie Robinson childrens?

    Jackie Robinson's childrens is David Robinson, Jackie Robinson Jr., Sharon Robinson

  • What was Jackie Robinson universities?

    Jackie Robinson studied at University Of California, Los Angeles, Pasadena City College (1937–1939), John Muir High School, University of California, Los Angeles university

  • What was Jackie Robinson notable alumnis?

    Jackie Robinson's notable alumnis is University Of California, Los Angeles

  • Who is Jackie Robinson's father?

    Jackie Robinson's father is Jerry

  • Who is Jackie Robinson's mother?

    Jackie Robinson's mother is Mallie Robinson

  • What is Jackie Robinson's sun sign?

    Jackie Robinson is Aquarius

  • When was Jackie Robinson died?

    Jackie Robinson was died at October 24, 1972

  • Where was Jackie Robinson died?

    Jackie Robinson was died in Stamford

  • Which age was Jackie Robinson died?

    Jackie Robinson was died at age 53