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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.
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Birth Name: Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Born: January 31, 1919 in Cairo, GA
Died: October 24, 1972 in Stamford, CT
Married: Rachel Issum, February 10, 1946
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In 1947, Jackie Robinson engineered the integration of professional sports in America by breaking the color barrier in baseball.
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility
NAACP's prestigious Springarn Medal
"Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead."
Jackie Robinson by the numbers.