Jackie Robinson - first African American to play in the Major Leagues. Arguably the greatest baseball player of all time, but no question he is one of the most inspirational. He played 5 varsity sports in college at the division 1 level.
Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers · Player that integrated Major League baseball. · National League Rookie of Year - 1947 · National League Most Valuable Player Award - 1949 · Six time selection to National League All-Star team
Jackie Robinson holds his son, Jackie Jr., as he sits with his wife Rachel on the front steps of their home in Jackie Jr. struggled with drug addiction as a young man and was killed, at just 24 years old, in a car accident in
April 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Unfortunately this day didn't change people's attitudes & he still had to endure immense racism from businesses, "fans", and fellow players as well;
Jackie Robinson steals home plate against Yogi Berra during Game 1 of the 1955 World Series on Sept. The Brooklyn Dodgers lost the game but went on to beat the New York Yankees in the series. Robinson broke the color barrier in the major leagues on April