Jackie Robinson was a star quarterback at his segregated highschool, Muir Tech. This is an important point because it shows that Jackie did not only play baseball.
Jackie plays four sports
At school, Jackie had played four sports. Those sports consisted of baseball, basketball, tennis, and track. He even held records for the track team!
Jackie Robinson and his affect on history
Jackie Robinson had a huge affect on history. He had broken the color barrier in baseball and was not afraid of what there is to come. I really liked this book. I learned some things that I hadn't known before.
Jackie goes to college
Jackie had attended Pasedena Junior College (PJC). PJC was a segregated college. Jackie did not stay here long.
After attending PJC, Jackie had gone to UCLA where he had lettered in 4 sports.
Jackie met Rachel
Jackie had met Rachel Ann Isum at UCLA. There, Jackie and Rachel became close friends.
Jackie joins the army
Jackie had joined the army to fight in World War II. He was statioined at Fort Riley and Fort Hood.
Jackie left the army
Jackie had left the army and happily returned home. He soon coached baseball at Huston Tillotson College.
Jackie plays baseball
Jackie had decided to play baseball. Due to segregation, he was forced into the Negro Leagues.
Jackie meets Branch Ricky
Branch Ricky wanted to be the first to allow black players on his team. On this date, Jackie had met with Branch to discuss playing with the Dodgers.
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson
Rachel and Jackie got married. Soon, they would welcome children into their lives.
Rookie of the Year
Jackie had recieved the first ever Rookie of the Year award for playing with the Dodgers.
Jackie is voted by public poll, the second most popular man in America.
Jackie Robinson joins forces with Wendell Smith to write an aoutbiography about him.
Jackie Robinson was the winner of the 1949 National League Most Valuable Player award.
From 1947 until 1953, Jackie had the fourth best batting average, the second most runs scored, and was first in stolen bases!
Jackie had helped the Dodgers win the 1955 World Series. This was a huge accomplishment because they have been to the World Series many years before with Jackie.
Jackie had retired from baseball in 1957 and had gotten a job at Chock Full O' Nuts.
Hall of Fame
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to be announced into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Freedom National Bank
Freedom National Bank had opened on January 4, 1965. This bank was open to blacks. Jackie Robinson was a strong supporter of this.
Jackie had thrown the first ceremonial pitch in the second game of the 1972 World Series.