.Jackie Roosevelt Robinson

By: Keshawn Bullock
1/20/2011 Mrs.Beber

a UCLA freshman who was familiar with Robinson s athletic career at PJC. Mr. With the track and field squard. He played shortstop and catcher on the baseball team. and track. Kanas. He never saw combat . Robinson played several sport at the varsity level and lettered in four of them football. Were he continued his athletic career by participating in basketball.He was also a member of the tennis team . and track. Robinson left the Bears to pursue a career as a running back for the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the Pacific Coast Football League. racially integrated Honolulu Bears. His parents were Jerry and Mallie Robinson. That year Robinson was one of ten students named to school s order of the Mast and Dragger (Omicron Mu Delta). quarterback on the football team. California. Mr. 1919. football. Robinson was drafted and assigned to a segregated Army Cavalry Unit in Fort Riley. In December 1941 Mr. in Cairo. he was elected to the Lancers a student-run police organization responsible for patrolling various school actives. In college he attended Pasadena Junior College. despite his mother s and Isam reservations. His courage and moral objection to segregation were . Robinson traveled to Honolulu in the fall of 1941 to play football for semi-professional. Toward the end of his PJC Tenure Frank Robinson (to whom Robinson felt close among his three brothers) was killed in a motorcycle accident. On January 25. Robinson was arrested and court-martialed during boot camp after he refused to move to the back of a segregated bus was later acquitted of the charges and received an honorable discharge.Today I will be telling you about the first African American baseball player. baseball. In the spring semester of 1941. GA. While Jackie was a senior at UCLA Robinson meet his future wife Rachel Isum. Robinson was the youngest of 5 kids. 1938. and guard on the basketball team. Having the requisite qualification. Mr.however. he won awards in the long jump .Then they located at Fort Riley from 1942-1944.He Achieve several scholarships to college. Robinson received a two year suspended sentence but the incident along with other rumored run-ins Between Robinson and police gave Robinson a reputation for combativeness in the face of racial antagonism. In 1942. That inspired Jackie to continue his career at UCLA. awarded to students performing outstanding service to the school and whose scholastic and citizenship record is worthy of recognition . As Jackie attended John Muir High School at Muir Tech Mr. Mr. Robinson served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He took a job as an assistant atelic director with the governments National Youth Administration (NYA) in Atascadero. Mr. basketball. Robinson left college shy of graduation. he was arrested after vocally disputing the detention of a black friend by police. Robinson was born on January 31. Jackie Roosevelt Robinson. Also while at PJC. Robinson and several other black soldiers applied for admission to an officer candidate school (OCS). After the government ceased NYA operations.

1947 he became first black man to play MLB and shattered the sports color barrier forever . 1997. 24. but he was soon chosen by Branch Rickey a vice president with the Brooklyn Dodgers. . In 1947 Mr. 1957.precursors to the input Robinson would have in major league baseball. the sport was segregated Negro leagues.He was the first black television analyst in major league baseball.He was a famous baseball player. Over ten seasons he played in 6 World Series and contributed to the Dodgers 1955 World Championship. On April 15. He made his debut on April 15. He joined the all-white Montreal Royals.He served on the board of the NAACP until 1967. Conn at 53 years old. Willie Mays. After his discharge from the army in 1944 Robinson played professional baseball. Jackie Robinson voted 15th best athlete of the century. 1947. the first black player so honored. At the time. and Hank Aaron. Robinson s number throughout the entire league. In the 1960 s he helped establish the Freedom National bank. Robinson was an exceptional athlete . He worked for Choch Fall O Nuts coffee company and restaurant chain . In 1945 he played shortstop for Kansas City Monarchs in Negro league. 1972 in Stanford. Robinson became active in business continued to work as an activist for social change. Sharon. throwing the ceremonial first pitch before game 2 of the World Series. His success in the major league open doors for other African Americans players such as . He was recipient of the inaugural MLB rookie of the year award in 1949. Robinson was inducted into the baseball hall of fame in 1962. marked the first time an African-American athlete played in the major league. and the first black vice president of a major American corporation. They had 3 kid s Jackie Jr.He retired on Jan 5. While no team will ever issue the number again those players who wore 42 when it was retired were allowed to continue. to help integrate major league baseball. He was selected for 6 consecutive all-stars games from 1949-1954. Final public appearance October 1972. New York. He died from heart problems and diabetes complications on Oct. He became the highest paid athlete in Dodgers history. which was dubbed Jackie Robinson day. He moved to Florida in 1946 to begin spring training with the Royals and he played his 1st game on March 17 of that same year. On April 15. Major league baseball retired Mr. Satchel Paige. Jackie Robinson will be remembered forever and be an inspiration for many. and David. His wife Rachel Robinson nursing became professor at the Connecticut mental health center. an African-American-owned financial intuition based in Harlem. He was the president Medal of Freedom and the congressional Gold Medal. MR. That year baseball integrated.. Robinson was named rookie of the year. Robinson stole home 19 in his career setting league history.

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