Jackie Robinson: America's Most Famous Baseball Player

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Born on January 13, 1919, in Cairo Georgia Jack roosevelt “Jackie” robinson. He was the youngest of 5 children.His older brother Frank inspired Jackie to pursue an interest in sports. Jackie won the junior boys tennis tournament. Jackie earned a place on the Ponoma all star team for baseball which included future hall of famers. Robinson played several at the varsity level and lettered in all of them. He played shortstop and catcher and also he played football and was a Qb and for a little bit played basketball and was a guard.

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 season. On April 15, 1947 Robinson made his debut at the age of 28. There were more than 14,00 black people watching. He didn’t get a hit although he walked and

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