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Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) - an American baseball player who, (in April of 1947), became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. By 1949, he had won the National League Most Valuable Player Award.
Jackie Robinson - He played in six World Series, contributed to the Dodgers' 1955 World Championship, was selected for six consecutive All-Star Games from 1949 to 1954, was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947 and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
Jackie Robinson - the first African-American to play in the major leagues, in 1947. He endured physical and verbal abuse on and off the field, showing remarkable courage, while helping pave the way for the civil rights movement. During and after his playing days, he joined picket lines and marches, wrote a newspaper column that attacked racism, and raised funds for the NAACP
Born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play major league baseball. Throughout his decade-long career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, he made advancements in the cause of civil rights for black athletes. In 1955, he helped the Dodgers win the World Series. He retired in 1957, with a career batting average of .311