Jackie Robinson steals home in game 1 of the 1955 World Series.
As a member of the team, Robinson experienced all forms of racial discrimination and even potential violence. People yelled and screamed names at him and threw things at him, but he had made a promise to Rickey to not fight back. The worst situation that occurred was during a Philadelphia Phillies game when the opposing team refused to play with a Black American and even his own team objected. At the time, Leo Durocher, the Dodgers manager told his team that he would rather trade them all than lose Robinson. This set the tone for future baseball games.
He was named the region's Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938.
JRF's Sports Management Program at St. John's University graduates its first student Elaine Weddington, who goes on to break barriers as the first female assistant general manager of a Major League Baseball team - the Boston Red Sox.
Rachel Robinson steps down as Chairman of JRF's Board of Directors. Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., President of the National League of Major League Baseball, is elected the new Chairman
He was also elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century team.
In crossing the color-barrier in baseball Robinson not only strived as a great player on the field, but also a inspiration to the black community of the field with his humility, and willingness to move forward in a time where blacks were not considered “equal”....
Jackie Robinson steals home in game 1 of the 1955 World Series
(died 1971), Sharon, David
Height: 5' , 11"
Weight: 204 lbs.
Professional Baseball Team: Brooklyn Dodgers
Debut: April 15, 1947
Playing Years: 1947-1956
Jackie Robinson is inducted in to Baseball's Hall of Fame.
In this essay we will be discussing Jackie Robinson’s early life, impact on society, and the criticism he went through during his career and his early life.
Jackie Robinson - Famous Baseball Players - Biography
Whether he liked it or not, he played the star role in the integration of society during the time that he played Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Biography - The Official Licensing Website of Jackie Robinson
Robinson wasn’t just a baseball player, he was an incredibly talented player. The first year with the Dodgers, he hit 12 home runs and the Dodgers won the National League pennant. The same year, Robinson was chosen as the Rookie of the Year and he elevated his playing ability by having a .342 batting average during the season of 1949, was a leader in the most stolen bases and earned the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award. He went on his career to have the Dodgers team win the National Pennant quite a few times and the World Series in 1955.
Timeline | Jackie Robinson Foundation
His heroic journey that landed him in the Majors shows, “how integration has come to baseball and how it can be achieved in every corner of the land'; (Robinson 16).