Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson real name was Jack Roosevelt Robinson. He was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919. Jack was also the youngest of five kids. He played sports like baseball, track, basketball, and football as a child. Jack had difficulties playing for the all American football team because he did not stay in college all the time.                              

                Jack played for the Negro leagues before he could play in the Major leagues because they did not wont black people to play with white at that time. He first went to PASADENA JUNIOR college then to University of California. After he was done with college he signed up for the Negro leagues baseball. After they saw how good he was they won’t him to play in the Major leagues .They signed him up with the Dodgers in 1947.


                Jack is an influential American Because he was the first African American to play in the Major leagues. He did not care what white people said about him. He was the first black person to get in the Hall of fame whit white.

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