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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.

Asked in Los Angeles Dodgers, Baseball History, Jackie Robinson

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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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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Asked in Baseball History, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth

Did Jackie Robinson play against Babe Ruth?

No, Ruth was deceased before Robinson made his Major League debut.
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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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Why was Jackie Robinson arrested?

Because he refused to back off a segregated bus
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Asked in Baseball History, Famous People, Jackie Robinson

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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When did Jackie Robinson's father die?

He Died In 1992 From A Bad Diesies!
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Asked in Baseball History, African-American History, Jackie Robinson

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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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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Asked in Baseball, Jackie Robinson, Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

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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Asked in Baseball, Baseball History, Jackie Robinson

How can you contact people who played in the Negro League?

That would be fun to talk to them but most have them have passed away by now+ You may wish to contact the Negro League Baseball Players Association at http://www.nlbpa.com. They have a "Contact Us" link which should help you get started with contacting the remaining players from that era. ANSWER I wouldn't get too discouraged - the Negro Leagues lasted until the early 60s, so plenty of former Negro Leaguers are only in their 60s and 70s ...
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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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How did Jackie Robinson contribute to America society?

jackie robinson went through every thing to play baseball and get into the major lead ...
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Asked in Baseball History, Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets, Jackie Robinson

What did Jackie Robinson do?

He was the first African American Major League baseball player to break the barrier between races.He also became the most hatted person by the MLB but they couldnt fire him ...
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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 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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