Played Baseball for the Dodgers
Quotations"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking of me. . . All I ask is that you respect me as a human being" - Jackie Robinson
The first black Major League Baseball player
Jackie Robinson was born January 31, 1919, in Stamford, Connecticut and played baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers and was the first black Major League Baseball player in history.
Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Stamford, Connecticut. He grew up in a black neighborhood because back then there was a lot of discrimination against colored people. In the MLB's 1946 season, he became the first black person to play majors. There was a lot of hate to this, but he was a good player. He played 10 seasons before he retired. Then on October 24, 1972, Jackie Robinson died at the age of 53.
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