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Jackie Robinson. Alisha Thomas. Who is Jackie Robinson?. He was the first baseball player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XY-XshGhMU. Early Life. Jack Roosevelt Robinson Cairo, Georgia 1919 Mostly raised by single parent

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jackie robinson

Jackie Robinson

Alisha Thomas

who is jackie robinson
Who is Jackie Robinson?
  • He was the first baseball player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XY-XshGhMU
early life
Early Life
  • Jack Roosevelt Robinson
  • Cairo, Georgia
  • 1919
  • Mostly raised by single parent
  • Father left and moved to Pasadena, California
early life cont
Early Life Cont.
  • Poverty
  • Only black family on the block
  • Gang
  • Carl Anderson
early life cont1
Early Life Cont.
  • Washington Junior High School
  • John Muir High School
  • Varsity Level
  • Football, Baseball, Track, Basketball, Tennis
  • Pacific Coast Negro Tennis Tournament
  • Pomona
  • Pasadena Star News
  •  "for two years has been the outstanding athlete at Muir, starring in football, basketball, track, baseball and tennis."
high school
High School
  • Baseball MVP
  • Order of the Mast and Dagger
college life
College Life
  • UCLA
  • First student to win Varsity Letters in 4 sports
  • Left UCLA
  • NYA
where did he go
Where did he go?
  • Moved to Honolulu
  • Honolulu Bears
  • Cut short
  • War began
  • Drafted to Army
  • Second Lieutenant
  • Arrested
  • During Training
  • Honorable discharge
after discharge
After Discharge
  • Played Professional Baseball
  • Segregated
  • Branch Rickey
  • Dodgers Vice President
  • Joined Farm Team for Brooklyn Dodgers (Royals)
  • All- White
  • Robinson:"Are you looking for a Negro who is afraid to fight back?“

Rickey:"with guts enough not to fight back.“

  • Turned Cheek
  • 600$ a month
  • Noble Experiment
  • Racial issues
  • Phillies
  • Went back to California
later that season
Later that season..
  • Toured South America
  • Married fiancée Rachel Isum
  • Called to play Major-League
  • First baseman
  • Ebbets Field
  • Color Barrier
  • Dodgers win
  • Fans abandon Negro league teams to watch Robinson
  • Positive review however…
  • Racial tension
  • "I do not care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a [zebra]. I'm the manager of this team, and I say he plays. What's more, I say he can make us all rich. And if any of you cannot use the money, I will see that you are all traded.“
racism continued
Racism Continued
  • Opposing teams
  • Cardinals
  • 7-inch gash
  • Phillies
  • "You can hate a man for many reasons. Color is not one of them.“
  • Statue was made of him
  • 151 games for Dodgers
  • 175 hits
  • 12 home runs
  • 29 stolen bases
  • Rookie of the year Award
  • Encouraged other African-Americans to play major league baseball
  • Signed a $12,500 contract (equal to $114,043 today) with the Dodgers
  • Surgery
  • Started to weaken
  • Played in 1955 World Series and won
  • Diagnosed with diabetes
  • New York Giants
  • Retirement
  • Executive of Chock full O’Nuts
  • Died: October 24, 1972
  • Played for 60 years
  • Presented equality
  • “Alegendand a symbol in his own time“
interesting facts
Interesting Facts
  • Movie made after him
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biLJvoQp0C4
  • Song made after him
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-7Ac2LVVYU
  • Appeared in TV game shows
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LaRkuU-YjM&feature=related
personal quotes
Personal Quotes
  • “I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”
  • “There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.”
  • “Above anything else, I hate to lose.”
  • “How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts.”
multiple choice questions
Multiple Choice Questions
  • What college did Jackie Robinson go to?
  • Harvard University
  • UCLA
  • Yale
  • MIT
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Multiple Choice Questions
  • Why did Jackie get arrested?
  • Yelling at a white police officer.
  • Stealing
  • Refusing to sit at the back of the bus
  • Refusing to go to war
multiple choice questions2
Multiple Choice Questions
  • What was Jackie’s wife’s name?
  • Rebecca
  • Rachel
  • Stephanie
  • Sarah
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Multiple Choice Questions
  • What team gave Jackie Robinson the hardest time?

a. Phillies

b. Yankees

c. Cubs

d. Red Sox

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Multiple Choice Questions
  • What was the name of the Dodger’s farm team that Robinson played for?
  • Royals
  • Warriors
  • Queens
  • Kings