FC: Jackie Robinson "First African American in the MLB
1: He was born on January 31, 1919 in Cario, Georgia. Went to UCLA for a few years than left for the army. Was arrested and discharged after refusing to sit in the back of a segregated bus during boot camp.
2: He was put on the Montreal Royals, a farm team of Rickey's Brooklyn Dodgers. | After leaving jail and being discharged, Jackie Robinson Joined the Negro Baseball League. | Branch Rickey selected Jackie to help integrate MLB
5: Jackie Robinson had to promise to fight back to any violence or threats from the whites After a season with .349 Batting average Jackie was promoted to to The Brooklyn Dodgers | Jackie made history on April 15, 1947
6: Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in the MLB
7: Jackie became known as the man who broke baseballs color barrier.
8: Jackie and his family had to deal with many hardships during his career, but got through it.
9: He had to deal with racial slurs, segregated hotels & restaurants, hate mail, balls thrown at his head by pitchers, and spiking incidents by opposing runners
10: Jackie's behavior during his first few years became a model for nonviolent civil rights during 1950s and 60s | After 10 season w/ the Dodgers Jackie appeared in 6 World Series and was Rookie of the Year Jackie's # became the first that was permanently retired
11: Jackie Robinson died in 1972 at the age of 53, but was greatly honored for breaking the color barrier
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