Jackie Robinson

  • Birth

    Jackie was born in Cairo, Geroga
  • Across the country

    Jackie's mother moved from Georgia to Pasadena, California. There Jackie was raised.
  • Furthing his education

    Furthing his education
    Jackie enrolled into Pasadena Junior College
  • UCLA

    Jackie entered the University of California at Los Angeles(UCLA).
    There he lettered in 4 varsity sports.
  • Army.

    Jackie was drafted into the United States Army.
  • Promotion.

    Robinson goes from the Private Robinson to Second Lieutenant.
  • Take me out ot the ball game!

    Take me out ot the ball game!
    Jackie begins his baseball career with the Kansas City Monarchs, an all negro team. He was recruited by Branch Rickey to play for minor league Montreal Royals.
  • Boston Red Sox

    Jackie attends a tryout for the Boston Red Sox. Neither the manager or the players showed up for his "tryout"
  • Goodbye Army.

    Goodbye Army.
    After an ankle injury, Robinson is honorably discharged from the Army.
  • Dodgers

    Jackie meets with Branch Rickey of the Dodgers and signs on to join the Dodger Organization.
  • Montreal Royals.

    Montreal Royals.
    Jackie signs a contract to play with Montreal Royals.
  • Here comes the bride.

    Here comes the bride.
    Robinson marries Rachel Islum, a nursing major that he met at UCLA
  • Dodgers

    Brooklyn Dodgers announce the purchase of the contract of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson.
  • Play ball!

    Play ball!
    Robinson makes his big-league debut against the Boston Braves.
  • Jackie Jr

    Jackie Jr is born to Jackie and Rachel.
  • Rookie of the year

    Rookie of the year
    At the end of Jackie's rookie year with the Brooklyn Dodgers he became the National League Rookie of the year.
    With 12 homers, a league-leading 29 steals, and a .297 average.
  • Sharon Robinson

    Jackies daugher is born.
  • David Robinson

    David Robinson
    Is born to Jackie and Rachel.
  • Going out with a bang.

    Going out with a bang.
    Jackie plays his final game in the MLB.
  • Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Baseball Hall of Fame.
    Robinson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Death.

    Robinson dies of a heart attack in Stamford, Connecticut.
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation.

    Jackie Robinson Foundation.
    Rachel Robinson creates the Jackie Robinson Foundation. This foundation offers students 4-year college scholarships.