A few years later Jackie's brother Mack went to the Olympics in 1936 in Germany. His brother Mack won 2nd place in the 200 meter dash and he got a silver medal. He set an example for Jackie. In 1939 Jackie attended UCLA, Jackie was a star in baseball, football, and basketball. In 1940 Jackie broke his brother Mack’s record in broad jumper and he stills hold the record. In 1941 Jackie Robinson attended the army for WWII but got injured so he trained troops.
Jackie and his Friend Pee wee
When Jackie got back from war he played on a baseball team called the Kansas City Monarchs which was in a negro league. After a few years have passed a guy named Branch Rickey was looking for an african american to play for him because the Dodgers needed some help. So when he saw Jackie he thought that he was the perfect match for him. He signed Jackie to a minor league team called the Royals which was a team that the Dodgers owned. After a few years Branch Rickey thought it was a good choice to let Jackie play for the Dodgers to help them out. But before he could sign Jackie to the Dodgers Branch Rickey wanted to make sure that Jackie wouldn't fight or talk back to anybody that was being mean to him. After Branch Rickey signed him to the Dodgers he was so happy to play in the M.L.B. When it was Jackie's first game some of his teammates would sometimes be mean to him before games. When Jackie made his first appearance on the field a lot the fans were saying boo you suck but that didn't matter to Jackie. Jackie Robinson helped the Dodgers a lot by winning a championship and beating their rival the New York Yankees. Jackie was always a brave person when ever went on to the field. Because he would always stood up for himself because he was a brave man.