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Transcript of Jackie Robinson
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. From this humble beginning would grow the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball's color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years.
born; Jan. 31, 1919 in Cairo GA
first black major league baseball player
debut; April 15, 1947
broke the color barrier of the MLB
what he did
Nobody (that was white) wanted him to play baseball in the majors.
He endured harsh comments and pitchers that would bean him. Jackie broke the color barrier.
Next time you go to a MLB game look on the outfield fence every wall has the number 42 on it.
Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.
by Joe Hurrle
about the author
I am 11 years old
I am in 5th grade at St. Jude
My favorite food is meatloaf
I love baseball
My favorite color is blue