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Jackie Robinson: Breaking The Color Barrier

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Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he became the first African American to play Major League Baseball. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, and was named Rookie of the year that year, national league mvp in 1945, and a world series champ in 1955. Born january 31st, 1919, in cairo georgia, Robinson became the first african american athlete to play major league baseball of the 20th century. Throughout his decade long career, Robinson thought of himself as talented player, and a vocal civil rights activist. In 1955, he helped the Brooklyn Dodgers win the world series. He retired in 1957 with a career batting average of .311. Robinson died in connecticut in 1972 from a heart attack. Being the youngest of five children, Robinson was raised in a by a single mother. He attended john muir high school, and pasadena junior college, where he was an excellent athlete and played 4 different sports: baseball, basketball, track, and football. He was named mvp in baseball in 1938.…show more content…
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