Jackie robinson

Promises To Keep

  • Jackie Robinson, star quarterback

    Jackie Robinson, star quarterback
    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

    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!
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    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 goes to college
    Jackie had attended Pasedena Junior College (PJC). PJC was a segregated college. Jackie did not stay here long.
  • Jackie letters

    Jackie letters
    After attending PJC, Jackie had gone to UCLA where he had lettered in 4 sports.
  • Jackie met Rachel

    Jackie met Rachel
    Jackie had met Rachel Ann Isum at UCLA. There, Jackie and Rachel became close friends.
  • Jackie joins the army

    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 left the army
    Jackie had left the army and happily returned home. He soon coached baseball at Huston Tillotson College.
  • Jackie plays baseball

    Jackie plays baseball
    Jackie had decided to play baseball. Due to segregation, he was forced into the Negro Leagues.
  • Jackie meets Branch Ricky

    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

    Mr. and Mrs. Robinson
    Rachel and Jackie got married. Soon, they would welcome children into their lives.
  • Rookie of the Year

    Rookie of the Year
    Jackie had recieved the first ever Rookie of the Year award for playing with the Dodgers.
  • Popularity

    Jackie is voted by public poll, the second most popular man in America.
  • Autobiography

    Jackie Robinson joins forces with Wendell Smith to write an aoutbiography about him.
  • MVP

    Jackie Robinson was the winner of the 1949 National League Most Valuable Player award.
  • Tough Offense

    Tough Offense
    From 1947 until 1953, Jackie had the fourth best batting average, the second most runs scored, and was first in stolen bases!
  • World Series

    World Series
    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.
  • Retirement

    Jackie had retired from baseball in 1957 and had gotten a job at Chock Full O' Nuts.
  • Hall of Fame

    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
    Freedom National Bank had opened on January 4, 1965. This bank was open to blacks. Jackie Robinson was a strong supporter of this.
  • First Pitch

    First Pitch
    Jackie had thrown the first ceremonial pitch in the second game of the 1972 World Series.