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Jackie Robinson JWJ


1919: Jackie Robinson's birth.1942: He joins the U.S. Army.1945: plays baseball in the Negro american league at the club 1947: First African-American in the Major League.He played at the team Brooklyn Dodgers.1947 – Rookie of the Year 1949 – National League Most Valuable Player Award 1962 – First African Amarican Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

1962: First African-American elected to the NationalBaseball Hall of Fame.In 1949, he was named the National League'sMost Valuable Player.For his role in helping the Dodgers win the 1947 pennant, Robinson was named Rookie of the Year.


“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie Robinson“Life is not a spectator sport… if you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.” Jackie Robinson


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The Jackie Robinson Story

He retired, 1957, from baseball after helping the Dodgers win six pennants and one World Series.Following his untimely death in 1972, his extraordinary commitment to youth was recognized when his wife Rachel founded the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF). The Jackie Robinson Foundation honors Jackie’s memory by providing educational opportunities to young people who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend the college of their choice.In 1997, Major league Baseball celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Jackie breaking baseball’s color barrier by retiring his number 42 in perpetuity during a ceremony at Shea Stadium with Baseball Commissioner Allan Selig, Rachel Robinson and President Bill Clinton.1984, President Ronald Reagan gave Robinson the “Medal of Freedom”, the nation’s highest civilian award. The 39th President noted, “He struck a mighty blow for equality, freedom and the American way of life. Jackie Robinson was a good citizen, a great man, and a true American champion.And in 2005, Jackie Robinson became only the fourth athlete in our nation’s history to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.


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