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Jackie Robinson

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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How did Jackie Robinson die?

Jackie Robinson died of heart problems and complications from diabetes on October 24, 1972. ...
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How many children did Jackie Robinson have?

Three ... Jack Jr. was born in 1946, Sharon in 1950, and David in 1952.
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How old was Jackie Robinson when he died?

Jackie Robinson was 53 years old when he died in 1972 of a heart attack, due in part to many years as a diabetic. ...
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When did Jackie Robinson Jr die?

Jack and Rachel Robinson had three children: Jackie Jr., who died in a car crash after time in the Army and in a drug rehab program at the age of 24. ...
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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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Is Jackie Robinson still alive?

Jackie Robinson passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 1972 from heart and diabetes complications. ...
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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. ...
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When did Jackie Robinson's father die?

He Died In 1992 From A Bad Diesies!
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Did Jackie Robinson play against Babe Ruth?

No, Ruth was deceased before Robinson made his Major League debut.
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Did Jackie Robinson have Kids?

Jackie Robinson and his wife, Rachel, had three children named Jackie Jr. was born in 1946, Sharon was born in 1950, and David was born in 1952. ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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Why was Jackie Robinson arrested?

Because he refused to back off a segregated bus
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What was Jackie Robinson's kids names?

He had three children, Their names were: Jackie Jr. , Sharon, and David
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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. ...
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Where did Jackie Robinson play baseball?

Robinson played in college at UCLA, briefly for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro League, the Montreal Royals in the minor league and the Brooklyn Dodgers in the Major Leagues. ...
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Did Jackie Robinson die from diabetes?

Yes Jackie Robinson died from diabetes in October. His mom was really devistated. ...
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How did Jackie Robinson died?

Jackie Robinson died from diabetes
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Why did Jackie Robinson die?

he died because of diabetes in 1972