Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972


"Jackie Robinson became the first black man to play major league baseball in the twentieth century when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. He went on to become the first black player to be named Rookie of the Year, to win the Most Valuable Player award, and to be inducted into major league baseball's Hall of Fame."--"Jackie Robinson (1919-1972)" New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 11, 2008: Born in Cairo, Georgia. Jackie Robinson became a vice president of Chock Full O' Nuts Company.

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