1. Jackie Robinson worked a number of jobs to support Jackie Robinson and his brothers and sisters.
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2. Jackie Robinson got his middle name from President Theodore Roosevelt, who died shortly before Robinson was born.
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6. Jackie Robinson played in the city during spring training in 1946 with the Montreal Royals.
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7. Jackie Robinson was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas for a bit, and in 2016 the base named its softball field after him.
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17. Jackie Robinson is one of three players in MLB history born in Cairo, Georgia.
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19. Jackie Robinson has retired from baseball and now lives in Connecticut with his family.
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24. Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers at age 28 and played 10 seasons with the team.
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25. Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues when he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
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31. In 1968, Jackie Robinson went to the defense of American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos in the aftermath of their demonstration on the victory stand during the Mexico City Games when they raised their fists during the national anthem.
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33. Jackie Robinson enrolled in the Army in search of a disciplined environment, served in the Vietnam War, and was wounded in action on November 19, 1965.
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34. Jackie Robinson became one of six national directors for Nelson Rockefeller's unsuccessful campaign to be nominated as the Republican candidate for the 1964 presidential election.
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37. Jackie Robinson was the subject of a 2016 PBS documentary, Jackie Robinson, which was directed by Ken Burns and features Jamie Foxx doing voice-over as Robinson.
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41. Jackie Robinson had hoped to gain experience by managing in the Puerto Rican Winter League, but according to the New York Post, Commissioner Happy Chandler denied the request.
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43. Jackie Robinson kept the Dodgers in contention for the 1951 pennant.
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50. Jackie Robinson was an American baseball player who was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball.
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51. In 1947, Jackie Robinson won the Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award and in 1949, took home the National League's Most Valuable Player award.
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52. Jackie Robinson is a household name today because he was the first player to break the color barrier of Major League Baseball.
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55. Jackie Robinson started his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
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59. Jackie Robinson played a total of 10 years for the Dodgers, retiring after the 1956 season.
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61. Jackie Robinson endured unthinkable abuse from fans and occasionally players, but carried himself with dignity and poise as he helped the organization to six National League pennants and the 1955 World Series championship.
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62. Jackie Robinson was only the second baseball player to receive the award, after Roberto Clemente.
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66. Jackie Robinson had no illusions about the purpose of his meeting with the Dodgers.
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67. Jackie Robinson died in Stamford, Connecticut, on October 24, 1972, suffering from heart and diabetes-related problems.
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69. Jackie Robinson joined the US Army and was promoted to second lieutenant but never saw combat.
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70. Jackie Robinson was honored in 1972 when he was asked to throw out the ball for the second game of the World Series.
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73. Jackie Robinson became a successful businessman who supported political causes that enhanced the lives of African Americans.
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74. Jackie Robinson was traded in December 1956 to the New York Giants.
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76. Jackie Robinson changed his mind when Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey approached him with a job offer.
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80. Jackie Robinson repeatedly pressed for baseball to desegregate more rapidly and to remove discriminatory barriers in Florida training camps and cities like St Louis and Cincinnati.
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85. Jackie Robinson joined the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League in 1945 for a reported $400 a month.
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88. In 1945, Jackie Robinson joined the Kansas City Monarchs as a shortstop.
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89. Jackie Robinson achieved the rank of lieutenant and became a morale officer for a black unit at Fort Hood, Texas, where the Army's policy of segregation finally got the best of him.
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97. Jackie Robinson steals home in game 1 of the 1955 World Series.
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98. Jackie Robinson makes his Major League debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American player in modern baseball history.
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