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Jackie Robinson's Struggles In His Life

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Jackie Robinson overcame his struggles that he experienced in his life and still became one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919. He was the youngest of five children. His mother’s name was Mollie and his father’s name was Jessie. His parents worked on a plantation in the fields. They lived in a cabin on the plantation. When Jackie was still a baby, his father left his mother. This forced his mother and his brothers and sisters to have to move. The family moved from house to house because his family didn’t have a lot of money. In 1920, the family went to live with his mother's brother who lived in Pasadena, California, after he offered for them to come stay with him. Once they moved in with his uncle, they realized that there was not enough room for both families to live. So, his mother moved the family…show more content…
The public looked at him better now that he was married, had a baby, and he was able to play well with white players. But, Jackie still faced prejudice everywhere. The other teams and many of his teammates showed that they did not want him there. But, instead of letting all of these things getting to him, it made him play better. He was able to bring his team to the best season that they had and the fan crowds in the stands got larger. He accomplished many accolades throughout his career. Jackie started to slow down later in his career before he retired. After he retired, Jackie Robinson was diagnosed with diabetes. Jackie, Jr. also had a drug addiction, and died in a car accident. Jackie Robinson always preached a healthy lifestyle, which is surprising that his son would be addicted to drugs. In 1972, Jackie Robinson was a commentator for the Montreal Expos. His diabetes became so severe that he was nearly blind. He died of a heart attack in Stamford, Connecticut. He was buried in the Cyprus Hills
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