Jackie Robinson

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Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. As the first major league team to play a black man since the 1880s, the Dodgers ended racial segregation that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues for six decades. The example of Robinson's character and unquestionable talent challenged the traditional basis of segregation, which then marked many other aspects of American life, and contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Filmography

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Selected Jackie Robinson film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1966
ABC Stage 67 (1966) (TV Show)
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1950
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1969
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Show)
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1969
The David Frost Show (1969) (TV Show)
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1968
What's My Line? (1968) (TV Show)
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1962
The Merv Griffin Show (1962) (TV Show)
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1962
Howard K. Smith (TV Show)
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1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957) (TV Show)
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1956
1956 World Series (1956) (TV Show)
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1955
1955 World Series (1955) (TV Show)
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1954
1954 MLB All-Star Game (1954) (TV Movie)
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1953
Person to Person (1953) (TV Show)
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1953
Tonight! (TV Show)
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1953
1953 MLB All-Star Game (1953) (TV Movie)
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1952
I've Got a Secret (1952) (TV Show)
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1952
1952 MLB All-Star Game (1952) (TV Movie)
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1951
1951 MLB All-Star Game (1951) (TV Movie)
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1950
What's My Line? (1950) (TV Show)
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1950
1950 MLB All-Star Game (1950) (TV Movie)
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1949
Cavalcade of Stars (1949) (TV Show)
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1949
1949 MLB All-Star Game (1949) (TV Movie)
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1949
1949 World Series (1949) (TV Show)
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1948
The Buick-Berle Show (1948) (TV Show)
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (TV Show)
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1947
Meet the Press (1947) (TV Show)
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1947
1947 World Series (1947) (TV Show)
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Quotes

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List of Jackie Robinson quotes.

There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.


Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade.


Above anything else, I hate to lose.


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Magazine issues featuring Jackie Robinson on the cover.
  • Jackie Robinson - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (5 May 1997)
  • Jackie Robinson - Time Magazine [United States] (22 September 1947)
  • Jackie Robinson - Life Magazine [United States] (8 May 1950)

Dating History

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List of Jackie Robinson relationships, in date order.

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Jackie Robinson.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1947 BRO 151 590 125 175 31 5 12 48 29 74 36 0.297 0.383 0.427
1948 BRO 147 574 108 170 38 8 12 85 22 57 37 0.296 0.367 0.453
1949 BRO 156 593 122 203 38 12 16 124 37 86 27 0.342 0.432 0.528
1950 BRO 144 518 99 170 39 4 14 81 12 80 24 0.328 0.423 0.500
1951 BRO 153 548 106 185 33 7 19 88 25 79 27 0.338 0.429 0.527
1952 BRO 149 510 104 157 17 3 19 75 24 106 40 0.308 0.440 0.465
1953 BRO 136 484 109 159 34 7 12 95 17 74 30 0.329 0.425 0.502
1954 BRO 124 386 62 120 22 4 15 59 7 63 20 0.311 0.413 0.505
1955 BRO 105 317 51 81 6 2 8 36 12 61 18 0.256 0.378 0.363
1956 BRO 117 357 61 98 15 2 10 43 12 60 32 0.275 0.382 0.412
Career 1382 4877 947 1518 273 54 137 734 197 740 291 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Jackie Robinson.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1947 BRO 151 - 1323 92 16 144 0.989
1948 BRO 147 - 514 342 15 97 0.983
1949 BRO 156 - 395 421 16 119 0.981
1950 BRO 144 - 359 390 11 133 0.986
1951 BRO 153 - 390 435 7 137 0.992
1952 BRO 149 - 353 400 20 113 0.974
1953 BRO 136 - 238 126 6 25 0.984
1954 BRO 124 115 909 164 109 7 6 0.975
1955 BRO 105 92 795 99 183 10 19 0.966
1956 BRO 117 104 844 169 230 9 37 0.978
Career 1382 311 - 4004 2728 117 830 -

First NameJackie
Last NameRobinson
Full Name at BirthJack Roosevelt Robinson
Age53 (age at death)
Date of BirthJanuary 31, 1919
BirthplaceCairo, Georgia, USA
Date of DeathOctober 24, 1972
Location of DeathStamford, Connecticut, USA
Cause of DeathHeart Disease
BuriedCypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Height5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight195 lbs (88.5 kg)
BuildAthletic
Hair ColorBlack
Star SignAquarius
EthnicityBlack
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolMuir Technical (Pasadena, CA)
UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionSecond Baseman, Third Baseman, First Baseman
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut15 April 1947
Last MLB Game30 September 1956
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1962 (124/160 ballots).
Claim to FameBrooklyn Dodgers

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