Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League Baseball at UCLA!! during WW2 he was stationed at fort riley in Kansas were he was denied a chance to get into the officer candidate school (OCS) because of his race. He finally got in with the help of Joe Louis . Branch Ricky helped him get to play major league baseball Sam Lacy an American sports editor from the 1944 and the present said that Jackie wasn't the most talented player on the Negro leagues but he believed that he was the best for the job. From his first game with the Montreal Royals in 1946 until 1949 he had to face the racist taunts and threats. Shortly after he signed the contract with thee dodgers he married Rachel isum in 1964 she was a nurse and they had 3 children 2 boys and 1 girl!
His full name is Jack Roosevelt. Robinson he was born on Jan.31,1919 he was born in Cairo, Georgia when his father left them they moved to Pasadena, California he was very athletically inclined he was very good at football, basketball, track, and of corse baseball.
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