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I never had it made, an Autobiography

  • Jackie Robinson born

    Jackie Robinson born
    Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born to Mallie and Jerry Robinson in Cairo, Georgia.
  • Quote

    "My Father began to make more money and to provide a better living for his family-my mother and five children. Six months after I was born in 1919," (Robinson 3)
  • Jackie leaves UCLA to go to the army

    Jackie leaves UCLA to go to the army
    Jackie leaves college early despite encouragement to stay from Girlfriend and college to enroll in the army
  • Quote

    "In May, 1942, The Army sent me to Fort Riley, Kansas, for basic training and I found myself in a cavalry outfit" (Robinson 13)
  • Jackie signs with the Montreal Royals

    Jackie signs with the Montreal Royals
    Jackie signs a contract with the Montreal Royals and met with His coaches son, Branch Rickey Jr. who was in charge of Brooklyn Dodger farm clubs.
  • Quote

    "I was offered and agreed to sign later a contract with a $3,500 bonus and $600 a month salary. I was officially a Montreal Royal" (Robinson34).
  • Jackie plays first international league game

    Jackie plays first international league game
    Jackie Robinson plays his first game with his new team the Montreal Royals in Jersey City.
  • Quote

    "The opening game of international league season in Jersey city. It was a major game and Clay Hopper had gambled on my by letting me hold down second base" (Robinson 45-46).
  • Jackie is called up to the major leagues

    Jackie is called up to the major leagues
    After playing very well in Montreal for about a year, Jackie was finally called up to play for the Dodgers and break the color barrier
  • Quote

    "Quickly, Mr. Rickey saw that signing the first black in the major leagues would virtually wipe the Durocher story, a negative one, off the front pages" (Robinson 57).
  • Jackie steals home

    Jackie steals home
    Jackie Robinson stealing home not only showed what a great player he was but it also changed the fans viewed him as a player.
  • Quote

    "There were no more taunts and epithets. Instead, I got a big standing ovation after I stole home in one of the games" (Robinson 49)
  • Jackie retires from baseball

    Jackie retires from baseball
    Jackie retired shortly after being traded to the San Francisco Giants. He was stunned by the trade and thought this was a good time to retire.
  • Quote

    "The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it" (Robinson 122).
  • Jackie is inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame

    Jackie is inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame
    In 1962 he was elected into the hall of fame and he was also the first black man to be inducted.
  • Quote

    "Jackie Robinson made baseball history and that's what the Hall of Fame is, baseball history" (Young 143).
  • Jackie works with the NAACP

    Jackie works with the NAACP
    Jackie worked with the NAACP to fight for black rights all over the country after his baseball days were over.
  • Quote

    "I had traveled thousands of miles and made dozens of talks and speeches and raised important quantities of money for the NAACP. I regret none of this, for it remains today the oldest and the strongest civil rights organization we have" (Robinson 130).
  • Jackie Robinson dies

    Jackie Robinson dies
    Jackie Robinson died in a car crash at the age of 53.
  • Quote

    "Jackie Robinson, Jr. was killed in the small hours of the morning on Thursday, June 17, 1971. He was driving up the Merritt Parkway to our home in Connecticut" (Robinson 244).