Jackie Robinson Biography Essay

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Jackie Robinson was born Cairo, Georgia January 31, 1919. Robinson is the youngest of five children raised by a single mother. Jackie Robinson was married to Rachel Robinson and had three children together. Robinson was an outstanding athlete who played four sports: football, basketball, track, and baseball when he showed up at John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College. In 1938 he was named the region’s Most Valuable Player. Robinson became the first black player who played in the major leagues in 1947 he is also recognized as the man who broke the color barrier in major league baseball and was the first African American called up into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
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In fact, Robinson came to be a vocal champion for African-American athletes, civil rights, and other social and political causes. Five years after he started playing with the Dodgers in full view he called out the Yankees for not breaking the color barrier. Robinson became a well known person, more like a hero of the sport and even above critics he was also the subject for the famous song, “ Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?” (Baseball Hero 4/6) Diabetes and heart diseases weaken him and he was almost blind in middle age. On October 24,1972 in Stamford, Connecticut he died of a heart attack at 53. His wife, Rachel Isum, dedicated to honor his life and work, then established the Jackie Robinson Foundation that distributed scholarships and mentoring programs to help the young people. “If i had to choose tomorrow between the baseball Hall of Fame and full citizenship for my people i would choose full citizenship time and again.” said Jackie Robinson. (Quotes 4/6) His uniform number 42 was retired by the Dodgers in 1962. Later the years Robinson remained to lobby for better integration in

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