About considering a major league career, Doby said, "I never dreamed that far ahead. In the mids, Branch Rickeyclub president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgersbegan to scout the Negro leagues for a possible addition to the Dodgers' roster.
October 24, in Stamford, Connecticut Best known for: During the off-season, Robinson went on a vaudeville and speaking tour of the South, where he would answer pre-set questions about his life.
He finished the year with 99 runs scored, a. He finished the year with 99 runs scored, a. Robinson was also the first African-American TV sports analyst. Jackie, the youngest, was born on Jan. Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully later noted that the incident showed "how much of a competitor Robinson was.
Louis Cardinals on August 29,he hit for the cycle —a home runa triplea doubleand a single in the same game. A year later, he made history, debuting in the major leagues on April 15,at Ebbets Field in front of 26, fans of which 14,plus were African-Americans.
The brewing mutiny ended when Dodgers management took a stand for Robinson.
According to many of the Brooklyn players, Walker was the leader in trying to stop Robinson from becoming a major leaguer. After Jackie died inRachel founded the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a non-profit organization which gives scholarships to minority youths for high education.
The best was Josh Gibson. Robinson thus became the first black player to openly play for a minor league team against a major league team since the de facto baseball color line had been implemented in the s. His wife later served as Chairman until when the bank closed.
He played in six World Series — all against the Yankees — but only won once, in Newcombe became the first African-American pitcher to start a World Series game and post a win season. This forced a best-of-three playoff series against the crosstown rival New York Giants.
On January 25,he was arrested after vocally disputing the detention of a black friend by police.The UCLA Bruins baseball team plays in Jackie Robinson Stadium, which, because of the efforts of Jackie's brother Mack, features a memorial statue of Robinson by sculptor Richard H.
Ellis. The stadium also unveiled a new. TIME Magazine Cover: Jackie Robinson. Money LIFE The Daily Cut. Photography Videos The Goods Shop TIME Press Room TIME Guide to Happiness.
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Somewhat of an anomaly for the time is the biography of outfielder Jimmy Piersall, Fear Strikes Out (), which is an unsentimental account of Piersall’s struggle with mental illness. Mar 15, · The following account of Jackie Robinson's life was written by his daughter, Sharon Robinson, an author and an educational consultant for Major League Baseball.