Jack roosevelt jackie robinson was an american baseball player who became the first african-american to play in major league baseball in the modern era which then marked many other aspects of american life robinson had an exceptional baseball career over 10 seasons. The extraordinary life of jackie robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by arnold rampersad jackie robinson broke baseball's color line 50 years ago and his subsequent career as a businessman and civil rights leader. Examine the life, times, and work of jackie robinson through detailed author biographies on enotes. For most of jackie robinson's long journey, from 1947 rookie of the year to prematurely aged dodgers veteran (his major league career lasted only 10 years), life magazine was there, chronicling his baseball triumphs including brooklyn's only world series title, in 1955 and his life and. Jackie robinson continued to work as a social change activist after his baseball career was over later on, he would become the executive for the chock full o' nuts coffee company/restaurant chain.
2007 marks the 60th anniversary of jackie robinson's rookie season for the brooklyn dodgers when he stepped onto ebbets field on april 15th, 1947, robinson became the first african american in the twentieth century to play baseball in the major leagues -- breaking the color line, a. In 1947, jackie robinson engineered the integration of professional sports in america by breaking the color barrier in baseball he overcame numerous obstacles in his 10 year career to become one of baseball's most exciting and dazzling players. Objectives: students will be able to recall facts about the life and career of jackie robinson students will use inference and evaluation to answer questions about the life and career of jackie robinson. Although it seemed like jackie's life was on which is why pee wee reese played such a crucial part in jackie's early professional baseball career in 1947, jackie robinson was called up to the majors to play for the brooklyn jackie as a leader jackie robinson's resilience in the. A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives - jackie robinson jackie robinson was the first african american to play major league baseball outside of a segregated black league, in 1947. How to be like jackie robinson: life lessons from baseball's greatest hero hci pp 211-212 jackie robinson career chronology baseballlibrarycom retrieved may 4, 2009.
There will be other memorabilia at the museum about jackie robinson's life and baseball career, plenty of it, when the place opens in spring 2019 joseph plumeri, the chairman of the jackie robinson museum legacy campaign. Jackie robinson is seen in his basketball uniform while football, basketball, and track on jackie robinson day, april 15th, a look at the life of the man who broke baseball's color barrier news robinson had a 311 career batting average and no other player since. His number 42 has been retired across baseball in tribute to his career accomplishments great time coming: the life of jackie robinson, from baseball to birmingham, simon and schuster, new seven things you might not know about jackie robinson jackie on an old tv show called the. Remembering jackie robinson's top five career highlights in his later years, jackie robinson admitted that he was nervous before his brooklyn dodgers played the boston braves on the afternoon of april 15, 1947.
Jackie robinson was the first african american player in major league baseball, but his courage, pride and commitment to equality went far beyond his career with the brooklyn dodgers, as jackie robinson, a new pbs documentary from ken burns, sarah burns and david mcmahon makes clear. Biography of jackie robinson's life jack roosevelt robinson was born in 1919 in cairo, georgia his dad, jerry robinson, left the family when robinson was still an infant. The influence of his mother, mallie, and his pastor, karl downs, would forever affect the way jackie robinson lived his life, how he saw jackie robinson, who broke baseball's color the great mays would total 3,283 hits and 660 home runs in his major league career not bad for a. Jackie robinson, who broke the color line in major league baseball by becoming the sport's first modern-day black player, had a rich life beyond the game.
In 1945 jackie began his baseball career and traveled all over the midwest with the kansas city monarchs, where he played one season in the negro baseball league. In this nearpod vr lesson students read about jackie robinson - the first african-american major league baseball player students will learn about his baseball career and the broader impact his legacy had on integration in the united states. Related resources selected bibliography this bibliography lists basic reference books for baseball history as well as titles that complement the special presentations baseball, the color line, and jackie robinson, 1860s-1960s and early baseball pictures, 1860s-1920s.