Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson

Profession: Baseball Player

United States of America

Biography: 1947 MLB Rookie of the Year, first African American to play in MLB

Born: January 31, 1919
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: October 24, 1972 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1946-02-10 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum

Historical Events

  • 1942-03-18 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out
  • 1945-10-23 American baseball player Jackie Robinson signs contract with Montreal Royals, minor league farm team of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1945-10-30 Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
  • 1946-04-18 Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals
  • 1947-04-10 Jackie Robinson becomes first black player of the 20th century to sign a MLB contract; Brooklyn GM, Branch Rickey announces Dodgers had bought Robinson’s contract from Montreal Royals
  • 1947-04-15 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)
  • 1947-04-17 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
  • 1947-05-08 A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon
  • 1947-06-24 Future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Jackie Robinson steals home for first of 19 times in his career as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2
  • 1947-09-17 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
  • 1947-09-19 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
  • 1949-11-18 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
  • 1950-01-24 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
  • 1952-02-04 1st African American executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
  • 1952-11-30 Jackie Robinson accuses the NY Yankees of racial bias on national television
  • 1953-10-08 Birmingham, Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group
  • 1956-12-13 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.
  • 1957-01-05 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants
  • 1962-01-24 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
  • 1987-07-14 Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson
  • 1997-04-15 Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams

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