He graduated from John Muir Middle School, and then attended Pasadena Junior college. He graduated from there and then was accepted into UCLA! In 1941, Jackie Robinson became thefirst athlete in the history of cult to letter in foursports , including baseball, football, basketball and track, all in one year. He then left before graduating since his mother was ill. After he was enlisted into the military.
In 1945 the Kansas City Monarchs drafted him into the Negro league making $400 a single season. There he played for second base and was and was known for his sneaky steals. Then Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey decided he wanted to integrate baseball! He chose Jackie for his amazing style of play and also his demeanor. He first was placed in Montreal to see how well he would do. After he did so well even after the back lash, he was promoted to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Not shortly after his professional career was launched.