Jackie Robinson

  • birth

    Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia.
  • University

    Jackie attended Pasadena college where he played four sports: Football, basketball, baseball, and track. He was named the regions most valuable player in 1938.
  • Broad jump champ

    Broad jump champ
    Jackie won the National Collegiate Ayhletic Association Broad Jump Title.
  • Professional football

    Professional football
    Jackie Played professional football for the Honolulu Bears.(semi professional team)
  • Joined the army

    Joined the army
    Robinson joined the army during World War II as a second lieutenant.
  • arrested

    Was arrested for refusing to give up his seat and move to the back of the segregated bus.
  • Joined the Dodgers

    Joined the Dodgers
    Jackie played his first game for the Dodgers becoming the first black player to compete in the major leagues.
  • Rookie of the Year

    Rookie of the Year
    jackie was named Rookie of the Year.
  • Mvp

    Jackie was named National League MVP in 1949.
  • Vocal speaker

    Vocal speaker
    Jackie became a vocal supporter of Martin Luther KIng Jr and the National Association for the Advancement of colored people.
  • Jackie calls out Yankees

    Jackie calls out Yankees
    In 1952, Jackie publicly called out the Yankees as a racist organization for not having broken the color barrier 5 years after he began playing baseball with the dodgers.
  • World Series

    World Series
    Jackie Robinsons helps the Dodgers finally win the World Series. He then helped the team win one more Nationl league pennant the following season.
  • Retires

    Jackie shortly retires after the trade to the New York Giants with an impressive batting average of .311.
  • Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame
    In 1962, Robinson was the first African American to be inducted into the baseball Hall Of Fame.
  • Passes Away

    Passes Away
    On October 24, 1972, Jackie Robinson dies of heart problems and diabetes complications in Stamford, Connecticut.