Jackie Robinson - "A life is not important except the impact it has on others"

Jackie Robinson was the first African American professional baseball player. Although he received much hate, he is considered one of the best!

Before the game...

Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919. However sadly, in 1920 his father left him and his four other siblings so his mom moved the whole family to Pasadena, California. As a child he lived in poverty. However through all the tough times, he always found a love for baseball.

His education...

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.

His career in baseball!

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.

He professional baseball career statistics!

Batting average: .311

Hits: 1,518

Home runs: 137

Runs batted in: 734

Jackie Robinson had a legendary baseball career!

Made it to the hall of fame!

On July 23, 1962, Jake Eleanor Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame!

The End!

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