The Life of Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson is one of the most famous people ever to live. From football to basketball to track and to baseball, he could do it all; one of the greatest athletes ever. Jackie Robinson played Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson was a hero both athletically and socially; he was treated awfully but he had the courage to keep going and do what he loves most: baseball. Jackie Robinson had an interesting early life. He was born in Cairo, Georgia but then moved to Pasadena, California. His real name was Jack Roosevelt Robinson. Jackie’s father was a share cropper but he left the family when Jackie was only 6 months old. His mother’s occupation was cleaning and doing chores for other white families. Jackie’s parents’ names were Mallie and Jerry. Jackie had four older brothers and sisters; their names were Edgar, Frank, Mack, and Willa Mae Robinson. (Classrooms) When Jackie was in Jr. High he became part in a street gang. Jackie played many high school sports then later went to a Jr. College. After the Jr. College he attended UCLA and played football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was the first four-letter award winner at that school. Right before he was going to graduate, he left. After he left, he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii and began to play semi-pro football. After that he was drafted into the military and was in the US Army branch. He was in the Army for 2 years; from 1942-1944. His rank was a second Lieutenant. After he served his years he really took baseball serious. He played in the Negro National League then for the Montreal Royals and later for the Brooklyn Dodgers. (none) Jackie Robinson had a wife and some kids. His wives maiden name was Rachel Annetta Isum, and then later obviously became R... ... middle of paper ... ...thing is possible and you can achieve anything you want to in life if you put your mind to it. Works Cited "Childhood and School Years." Classrooms. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. . EbscoHost. Ebsco, 2014. Web. 1 May 2014. . "Jackie Robinson." A&E Networks Television, 2014. Web. 16 May 2014. . "The Jackie Robinson Foundation." The Jackie Robinson Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2014. .
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