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jackie roberson

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Debra McAdams

on 21 February 2014

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EDUCATION: John Muir High School, Pasadena Junior College, University of California, Los Angeles
Jackie Roberson
DID YOU KNOW?: Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Synopsis

Born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Throughout his decade-long career with the Dodgers, Robinson made advancements in the cause of civil rights for black athletes. In 1955, he helped the Dodgers win the World Series. He retired in 1957 with a career batting average of .311. Robinson died in Connecticut in 1972.
BEST KNOWN FOR

Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.
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jackie was bullied because he was the first black man to play in the sport of baseball
the drop
school history
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