Jackie Robinson Biography

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond. From this humble beginning would grow the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball's color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years.

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Awards

Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility
NAACP's prestigious Springarn Medal

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Achievements

In 1947, Jackie Robinson engineered the integration of professional sports in America by breaking the color barrier in baseball.

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Stats

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Postseason Batting numbers

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Jackie Robinson News

Too Big To Fail: History made Jackie Robinson a great baseball player 4/15/16

Ken Burns’ magnificent documentary on Jackie Robinson...


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Jackie's legacy continues to push game forward 4/15/16

Robinson's work lives on as baseball seeks to become ever more inclusive...


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Jackie Robinson Appears in 2014 Mazda3 Commercial 2/24/14

This 2014 Mazda3 commercial features Jackie Robinson!...


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'42' Trailer: Real Life Story of Jackie Robinson 10/01/12

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Presents: "42" The True Story of an American Legend. Arrives in theaters: Apri 13, 2013...

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