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Transcript of Jackie Robinson
Named National League Rookie of the Year
Starred in his own biography film called "The Jackie Robinson Story"
Lead National League in stolen bases and in batting average
Jackies nicknames were the Dark Destroyer,The Colored Comet,Jack-Jack,Jackie the Robber,and J-Rob.
Obstacle 1 Obstacle 2 Obstacle 3 History Breaking Moment Start Quoted by... From Scholarships to Greatness He broke the color banner between the Negro Leagues and the Majors. Jackie Robinson changed the tradition of only whites on a team and opened an opportunity for black people to be on every team. Jackie Robinson By: Jalen Jackson Sports League Integrator Interesting Facts: Jackie Robinson attended UCLA with a full scholarship.
Jackie Robinson gained national recognition in 1941 when he became the first athlete in the history of UCLA to earn a letter in four different sports in the same year.
He started playing in the Negro Leagues in September 1945.
Later on that year he was signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers organization, which made him the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. "It kills me to lose. If I'm a troublemaker, and I don't think that my temper makes me one, then it's because I can't stand losing. That's the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first." Jackie Robinson as a child was a juvenile criminal that wrecked houses, yards, and sometimes buildings
He got caught by the police many times but was sent off with a warning
One man changed his whole criminal life by saying these very words "If you keep what you're doing your mother will pay the price."
Jackie Making a Change Citations: Jackie Robinson by Scott Richard
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