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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Jackie Robinson Early LifeJackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919.When he was young, Jackie's father left the family.His mother then moved to Pasadena, an all white town.After high school, he went to Pasadena Junior College.In there, he played in four different sports: Basketball, Football, Track, and BaseballLater on, he was transfered to University of California at Los Angeles in 1940.At UCLA, he won the "Jim Thrope of his race" award, the nation's finest all-around athlete.When World War Two broke out, Jackie Robinson was drafted.Finally, in 1944, he was honorably discharged.After that, Robinson started playing baseball. Adult LifeIn 1947, Robinson was called by the Brooklyn Dodgers by Rickey.Even though many people on the team didn't want him, Jackie still joined the team.On his first major game on April 15, 1947, more than half of the crowd was African American.Throughout the whole game, Jackie Robinson received many taunts, jeers, and even death threats at his wife, Rachel, and his son.Jackie Robinson just ignored all of this.In his first year in the majors, Robinson had a .297 batting average and won the Rookie for the Year award. Later on, he won the National League Most Valuable Player Award.Robinson lead the Dodgers to win a World Championship and 8 Pennants.After playing for the Dodgers for 10 years, Jackie Robinson retired. Quote:"I'd like to live to see a black manager: He died on October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut because of a heart attack. Important Achievements:The Rookie of the Year award was later changed to the Jackie Robinson Award in his honor.In 1949, he won the National League Most Valuable Player Award.He lead the Dodgers to win a World Championship. Sources:"Jackie Robinson." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Feb. 2015.Tygiel, Jules. "Jackie Robinson." Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Feb. 2015.
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