Jackie Robinson: The First African American Baseball Player

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Jackie Robinson (Jack Roosevelt) was an American baseball player. He was known to play second baseman in Major League Baseball and was the first African American to play professional. Jackie Robinson knew that the fans and players would not treat him well. Some threatened his presence, tried to hurt him, and he even considered the thought that other pitchers would aim for him when he was up to bat. In 1947, he agreed to play with the Brooklyn Dodgers. That year, he accomplished the Rookie of the Year, a National League MVP in 1949, and was awarded the World Series champion 6 years later. But through all the racism and segregation, Jackie Robinson continued to play outstanding and became known as the legend of the first African American MBA

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