Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson

About Jackie

Jackie Robinson Appears in 2014 Mazda3 Commercial 02/24/14



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Biography

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond.
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Fast Facts

Birth Name: Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Born: January 31, 1919 in Cairo, GA
Died: October 24, 1972 in Stamford, CT
Married: Rachel Issum, February 10, 1946
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Achievements

In 1947, Jackie Robinson engineered the integration of professional sports in America by breaking the color barrier in baseball.
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Awards

Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility
NAACP's prestigious Springarn Medal
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Quotes

"Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead."
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Stats

Jackie Robinson by the numbers.
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