Inducted into the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 (inaugural class). Jackie married Rachel Isum, a nursing student he met at UCLA, in 1946. This was another first – the first black executive in an American company. “When I am playing baseball, I give it all that I have on the ball field. In doing so, we honored the man who stood defiantly against those who would work against racial equality and acknowledged the profound influence of one man’s life on the American culture. His ancestors had worked as enslaved people on the same property that Jackie's parents farmed. In 1945, Robinson was hired as a shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs, a baseball team in the Negro Leagues. Even from the dodgers dressing room, there were rumours that white players didn’t want to line up with Robinson – but the management made it clear they would back Robinson and if they didn’t like it, they would be traded out. share . Biography: Where did Jackie Robinson grow up? It's the 50th anniversary of the entry of a black player in baseball. Violent racial riots and lynchings of Black people were on the rise in the summer of 1919, especially in the southeastern states. Before the start of spring training, Jackie Robinson and Rachel Isum were married in February 1946 and headed to Florida for training camp two weeks after their wedding. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. In 1945, Jackie played one season in the Negro Baseball League, traveling all over the Midwest with the Kansas City Monarchs. It also helped that the management saw Robinson would help the Dodgers financially – to gain bigger attendance and win more games. for not sitting at the back of a bus. At one service station, the owner refused to let the men use the restroom when they stopped to get gas. Robinson also became a star attraction generating a big boost to attendance. He became an important figure in the American civil rights movement and a  symbol of a new era of breaking down racial segregation in America. He was inducted into the ESPN New York Hall of Fame in 2011 as part of its inaugural class. Robinson threatened that none of the players would stay at the hotel if all of them were not welcome, a tactic that often worked. Although Jackie Robinson was more famous for his career in Brooklyn, he always had a special appreciation for the city of Montreal, Canada where he played as part of the Montreal Royals, the Brooklyn Dodgers' top farm team. being good at sports brought friendships with white kids. Rickey saw Robinson as that man, for Robinson was talented, educated, never drank alcohol, and had played alongside White people in college. Was virtually blind and facing leg amputations at the time of his death as a result of complications from diabetes. On Tuesday, April 15th, President Bill Clinton paid tribute to Jackie at Shea Stadium in New York in a special ceremony. Jackie Robinson and the Big Game (Childhood of Famous Americans (Pb)) | Gutman, Dan, Garvin, Elaine | ISBN: 9780756963972 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. They lost the World Series to the Yankees, but Robinson performed well enough to be named Rookie of the Year. On October 24, 1972, Jackie Robinson died of a heart attack at the age of 53. After struggling to keep the farm going by herself, Mallie realized it was impossible. after he was promoted to head a tank platoon, he got court-martialed