Jackie Robinson Research Papers

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Jackie Robinson was the first African American player in the MLB (Major League Baseball.) Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919. In the early 1940´s Robinson met nurse-in-training Rachel Isum Robinson, while they were both attending the University of California. Robinson fought very hard to play on an all white MLB team called the Brooklyn Dodgers and eventually made it in 1947. Jackie Robinson was an amazing baseball player with a batting average of .311, 137 homeruns, 197 stolen bases, and .409 on base percentage! He was mainly a second baseman. However, playing for the Dodgers was not easy for Robinson. He got called terrible names, even by his own team! But, Robinson had Branch Rickey (general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers) to

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