Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Born: January 31, 1919

Died: October 24, 1972

Nationality: American

Occupation: Athlete

Biography: Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson was an American baseball player who became the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

Source/Notes: I Never Had It Made : An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson (1972) by Jackie Robinson and Alfred Duckett, Epilogue

Advertisement

Advertisement

Source/Notes: Statement to teammates on the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, as quoted in The Impact and Legacy Years, 1941, 1947, 1968 (2000) by Fred Pulis, p. 100