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Jackie Robinson was a Major League Baseball player known for breaking the color carrier on April 15, 1947 becoming the first African American player in the Major Leagues. He wore the uniform number of 42 and in 1997 Major League Baseball retired 42 universally across all 30 teams in honor of Jackie's 50th anniversary of breaking the color barrier. This category is for questions relating to him as a baseball player.
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What position did Jackie Robinson play for the dodgers?
Robinson played first base in his first year with the Dodgers (1947) and second base between 1948-1952 and outfield, first, second, and third base between 1953-1956. ...
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Can major league baseball players wear number 42?
MLB permanently retired the #42 in 1997. However, they allowed anyone who was wearing #42 at the time to continue to wear it. Mariano Rivera of the Yankees is the only player wearing #42 currently as he was in MLB at the time of its retirement. Once he retires, no one will ever again wear the #42 in MLB. ...
What was Jackie Robinson's age at the time of his death?
Jackie Robinson was born January 31, 1919 and passed away October 24, 1972. He was 53 years old at the time of his death. ...
Who was Jackie Robinson?
In 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball and was the first African American to play major league baseball. A member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Robinson was the first African American to break a record in the Negro league and was one of the best African-American baseball players in history (even though in college, baseball had been his 'worst sport'). Robinson also won an NCAA Championship in the long jump at UCLA in 1940. ...
What year did Jackie Robinson play for the Pittsburgh Pirates?
Robinson spent his entire MLB career, 1947-1956, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Maybe you're getting Robinson confused with Roberto Clemente. ...
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What were Jackie Robinson's accomplishments?
Jackie Robinson accomplished more in his life time then most people could dream of. He broke the color barrier in major league baseball, won numerous awards for his outsanding ablityl on the field, was a civil rights activist. Those are true. But he also was the first player to steal home plate in major league baseball. ...