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Jackie Robinson Biography: Age, Height, Birthday, Sports Career, Achievements, Personal Life, Net worth

Jackie Robinson, an African American athlete, played professional baseball and fought against racial barriers during World War II. Born in 1919, he was a gifted athlete who played in various sports, including baseball. His older brother, Mack, also earned an Olympic medal in track and field.

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Jackie Robinson Biography: The date of Jackie Robinson’s birth is January 31, 1919. African American athletes were prohibited from competing against white athletes during the time he was born. MLB segregation was largely eliminated because to Jackie Robinson. Robinson was a superb athlete who was successful in many different sports. He enlisted in the Army at the start of World War II and didn’t play until five years later. In the Army, he assisted in breaking down racial boundaries. He refused to seat at the back of the bus when told to. He left the Army as a result of this. Celebrate this exceptional athlete and freedom fighter.

Jackie Robinson Biography:

Early Life

Mallie McGriff and Jerry Robinson welcomed Jackie into the world. His was a sharecropper family. He was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was raised in Pasadena, California after his family moved there. Jackie is an Aquarius in the zodiac. Robinson was a gifted athlete who played professional baseball and was African American. He grew up in terrible poverty. It was Mack, his older brother, who motivated him to concentrate on sports. Mack was a gifted athlete who went on to earn an Olympic medal in track and field. In 1936, Robinson was admitted to Muir High School. He was named to the Pomona baseball all-star team and won the junior singles title that same year. He had led the school in baseball, basketball, football, track, and two years of track by 1937.

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Robinson enrolled in U.C.L.A. in 1939. He made history by being the first student to receive letters in four separate sports. He dropped out of college to work for the National Youth Administration, but not long after, the government shut it down. As a result, he proceeded to play football with the Honolulu Bears in 1941. The following year, Robinson enlisted in the Army and went to Officer Candidate School. In 1944, he was honorably discharged.


Robinson signed for the Royals, an associate team to the Brooklyn Dodgers, in 1945. He participated in the 1946 season as a player. In 1947, he transferred to the main squad. The number of fans who saw the Dodgers play rose after Robinson joined the team. Jackie Robinson rose to the position of best-paid Dodgers player by 1950. He would go on to help the Dodgers capture six league titles. 1956 saw Robinson’s retirement, shortly after his transfer to the New York Giants. In baseball, the number 42 shirt was retired after he retired. On October 24, 1972, he passed away.

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Jackie Robinson Net Worth and Height


Jack Roosevelt Robinson

Date of Birth January 31, 1919
Death Age October 24, 1972 (age 53)
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Height 5′ 10″
Net Worth $6 million

Reasons Why We Adore Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson dismantled racial boundaries.

Robinson battled against racism in baseball his entire life. For the cause, he gave up his military career.

A patriot, Jackie Robinson was.

Jackie fulfilled his obligation to serve in the Army and defend his nation when called upon. He didn’t make excuses.

He was talented in many sports.

Before shattering the color barrier in baseball, Robinson was a professional basketball player, so he wasn’t just focused on baseball. We love versatile people.

5 facts About Jackie Robinson

Teddy Roosevelt served as the inspiration for his moniker.

President Theodore Roosevelt, who passed away 25 days after Jackie was born, was the source of inspiration for Jackie’s middle name.

His name is attached to an asteroid.

At the Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia, American astronomer Schelte John “Bobby” Bus discovered an asteroid, which he called “4319 Jackierobinson” in honor of Jackie, his favorite baseball star.

For five years, Robinson did not play baseball.

Between the ages of 21 and 26, Robinson did not play because he was drafted for military duty at the start of World War II.

Teammates of Jackie signed a petition criticizing him.

A petition against Jackie Robinson’s recruiting was signed by some of his colleagues, who didn’t want an African American on the club.

Jackie Robinson was the target of threats to her life.

Jackie was playing baseball, which infuriated many racists, who even threatened to have him killed.

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