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us: Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972

  • [Individual was a National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.]
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    • us: Robinson, Jack Roosevelt, 1919-1972
    • us: Robinson, John Roosevelt, 1919-1972
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1919-01-31
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1972-10-24
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cairo (Ga.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Stamford (Conn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Pasadena Junior College (Pasadena, Calif.)
        • Affiliation End: 1939
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Los Angeles
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army
        • Organization: (naf) Kansas City Monarchs (Baseball team)
        • Organization: (naf) Chock Full O'Nuts
        • Organization: (naf) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
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        (lcsh) Baseball players
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    • Sources

      • found: Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1957.
      • found: Jackie Robinson, 1984: CIP t.p. (Jackie Robinson) galley (Jack Roosevelt Robinson)
      • found: Jackie Robinson, the official site, via WWW, Feb. 29, 2012 (b. Jan. 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia; d. Oct. 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut; born Jack Roosevelt Robinson; attended UCLA) {}
      • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, Feb. 29, 2012 (American baseball player; attended John Muir High School, Pasadena Junior College--graduating in 1939, and UCLA; first African-American to play in the major leagues in 60 years, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers; television analyst for Major League Baseball; vice-president of Freedom National Bank)
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed April 7, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Robinson, Jackie; Jack Roosevelt Robinson; baseball player; born 31 January, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia, United States; graduated from Pasadena Junior College in 1939, was exceptional multi-sport athlete, won junior college All-American honors in football; attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (1939-1941); played four sports in UCLA, led twice the Southern Division of the Pacific Coast Conference in basketball, running back in football team, and won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) broad-jump championship in track and field; served in the U.S. Army as second lieutenant (1942-1944); played shortstop for Kansas City Monarchs, Negro Leagues (1945); received a tryout at Boston Red Sox (1945); baseball player for Montreal Royals, top Dodgers minor-league club, Montreal (1946), won the league batting championship; starting first baseman and second baseman for Dodgers (1947-1956), was subjected to extraordinary verbal and physical abuse, won Most Valuable Player award (1949), won six National League pennants and the World Series (1955); retired from baseball (1957); vice president, Chock Full O'Nuts food company (1957-1964); helped establish Freedom National Bank in Harlem; spokesman for civil rights issues; fund-raiser for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; wrote autobiography I Never Had It Made; became the first black player to win election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1962), Major League Baseball retired his number 42 in perpetuity on fiftieth anniversary of his first major-league game (1997); died 24 October, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States)
    • General Notes

      • [Individual was a National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.]
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      • 1980-03-10: new
      • 2015-09-21: revised
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