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The Story of Jackie Robinson 4️⃣2️⃣

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1/31/1919 | Jackie Robinson is born to Jerry and Mallie Robinson, the youngest of 5 children

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2/15/1939 | Robinson enrolls at UCLA, where he plays football, basketball, track and baseball

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Early 1945 | Robinson joins the Negro Leagues’ KC Monarchs, hitting .375 in an All-Star season

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10/23/1945 | Robinson signs with the Montreal Royals, a Brooklyn Dodgers farm team

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2/10/1946 | Robinson marries Rachel Isum -- their first child, Jackie Robinson Jr., is born on November 1946

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4/15/1947 | Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers and goes on to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award

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Fall 1949 | Robinson bats .342 with 124 RBIs and 37 steals en route to National League MVP honors

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9/28/1955 | Robinson steals home in Game 1 of the 1955 World Series

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Fall 1956 | Robinson announces his retirement and becomes a VP for Chock full o’Nuts

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7/23/1962 | Robinson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility

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10/24/1972 | At age 53, Robinson passes away at his home in North Stamford, Conn., after suffering a heart attack

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1973 | The Jackie Robinson Foundation is established, aimed at lowering the achievement gap in higher education

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Now | Generations later, Black players pay homage to Robinson for the path he trailblazed

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To learn more about Jackie's legacy and how you can contribute to it today, visit the link below

jackierobinson.org