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Jackie Robinson
by Dylan Clark

Schooling
IN high school,Jackie was the quarterback for the muir Terries,the top shooteron the basketball team,a broad jumper,and tennis champion. At Pasadena Junior college (PJC),Jacie rush for 104 tard touchdown and was named most valuableplayer,He set a new broad-jump record of 25 feet 6 1\2inches.
Death
In 1972, Jackie Robinson died after a heart attack at the age of 53 in Stamford connecticuts.
Career
He has a military career. He was in army. He was the first black soldier. In February 1948, He signed a 12,500 contract equal to 121,451 today with the Dodgers. His salary that year was the highest any Dodgers had been paid to that point $35,000 (339,562 in 2013 dollars) He finshed the year with 99 runs scored a .328 batting average
Early life
Jackie grew up with segregation in America. Jackie's father left the family when was only six months old.
Date and place of birth
Jackie Robinson was born on January 31,1919in Cairo,Georgia.His family moves to california when he was a baby.
Family members
Jackie's family wasvery poor. Hismother was a hard worker to support her chider. Jacie has 3 older brother and 1 older sister. He always tagged alond with his sister when they went to school.
Interesting facts
He hit first homerun on april 18,1946, the first black man to play baseball in the major leagues. jackie married Rachel Isum in 1496. Jackie play for the kansas city Monarchs in the Negro League. He play his last season in 1956.
Aduti life
Jackie robinson and rachel were married on February 10,1946,in Los Angeles,California. Jackie and Racel had 3 childern Jackie Robinson JR,Sharon Robinson,and David Robinson
Contributionsions in life
Jackie Roinson contributions go to beyond the baseball diamond. when he retired from baseball he fought hard to life not only for african- americans but for society as a whole. jackie becine the first black vice president of a major american corporation which continued to open doors to arican Americans.
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