Jackie Robinson BY: Jaret Martinez

Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia January 31, 1919

Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player.

After six years of retirement Jackie was elected into the Baseball Hall a Fame and became the first black player to receive this honor.

When Jackie retired from baseball he batted a .311 batting average and stole 197 bases in 1956

Jackie Robinson had diabetes and heart problems that plagued his life, and died on October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut at age 53.

"Jackie Robinson." N.p.: n.p., n.d. Britannica's Original Sources [Encyclopaedia Britannica]. Fri. 5 May 2017.

"Jackie Robinson." Biography.com. A&E Networks Television, 13 Feb. 2017. 5 May 2017.


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