Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo. The year Jackie was born was 1919 to a family of farmers. His Mother name is Mallie Robinson. She raised Jackie and four other of her children. They were the only black family around and people gave them a hard time about living around them since they were the only black family on the block. Jackie was the very first black baseball player ever to join the white man’s league.
Jackie Robinson started playing baseball in 1947. He was the first player who played in the black man league and joined the white man team. He was used to playing in the Negro League and the style of play; it was a hard transition for Jackie to get used to the white man league. Jackie was the main symbol of hope to millions of people.
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He challenged the segregation with the North and South of the Baseball teams all around.
Jackie Robinson rookie season was one of his best years. He gave hope to players and people everywhere. Kids looked up to him because he changed the history of baseball. He was National League Rookie of the year. Jackie had 12 homers and had 29 steals. He had a .297 average. Jackie won MVP of the year and also won batting title with a .342 average the same year he won MVP. Jackie had become introduced into the Baseball Hall of fame in 1962.
In 1946 Jackie met a lady student name Rachel Imus. She practiced nursing at UCLA. As an African American Jackie was watched by the whole country and judged. Rachel and their children, Jackie Jr., Sharon and David, provided Jackie with support and sense of pressure toward baseball. Jackie’s brother Robinson gave Jackie the inspiration to purse his athletics. His brother Mathew won a silver medal in the 200 meter dash and was behind Jesses Owens at the Olympic Games in 1936 in Berlin.
Jackie continued his education at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he became the university's first student to win varsity letters in four sports. In 1941, despite his athletic success, Robinson was forced to leave UCLA just shy of graduation due to financial hardship. He moved to Hawaii, where he played football for the Honolulu Bears. His season with the Bears was cut short when the United States

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