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Jackie Robinson

Born: Jan 31, 1919

Death: Oct 24, 1972

Birthplace: Cairo

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Jackie Robinson

Date of Birth : Jan 31, 1919
Date of Death : Oct 24, 1972
Birth Place : Cairo

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was an American Major League Baseball second baseman who became the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. The Dodgers, by playing Robinson, ended racial segregation that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Robinson had an exceptional 10-year baseball career. He was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, was an All-Star for six consecutive seasons from 1949 through 1954, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949—the first black player so honored. Robinson played in six World Series and contributed to the Dodgers' 1955 World Series championship. In 1997, MLB "universally" retired his uniform number, 42, across all major league teams; he was the first pro athlete in any sport to be so honored. MLB also initiated and adopted for the first time on April 15, 2004, a new annual tradition, "Jackie Robinson Day", on which every player on every team wears No. 42 on April 15.


  • Athlete
  • Baseball player

Also known as

  • Jackie
  • Jack Roosevelt Robinson


  • Mallie Robinson
  • Jerry Robinson


  • Rachel Robinson


  • Jackie Robinson Jr.
  • Sharon Robinson
  • David Robinson

Awards Won

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Congressional Gold Medal
  • National League Most Valuable Player Award
  • Spingarn Medal
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
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