Quotes by Jackie Robinson

About Jackie Robinson:

Jack Roosevelt was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) 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.

Author Bio

  • NameJackie Robinson
  • DescriptionAmerican baseball player
  • AliasesJack Roosevelt Robinson
  • BornJanuary 31, 1919
  • DiedOctober 24, 1972
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionBaseball Player; Basketball Coach
  • AwardsSpingarn Medal; Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award; Presidential Medal Of Freedom