This is a timeline of Jackie Robinson's life
Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia
It was a Negro American League Baseball Team
All charges were latter dropped against him
This was his step into the white Professional Baseball league. He was recruited by Branch Rickey
They had three children together, Jackie Jr, Sharon and David
This was the first time they ever offered this award to anyone. Two years later it became a standard for each league to vote on a Rookie of the year
He was first African-American player in Major League Baseball. The owner Branch Rickey knew it would be rough for him so he tested his ability to stay calm while people were insulting him.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships to 141 Jackie Robinson Scholars, for the year. The students attend more than 60 colleges and universities nationwide. Over 3,000 requests for scholarships are received each year.
MLB celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jackie breaking baseball's color barrier by retiring his number 42 in perpetuity.
It is presented to his family in an official ceremony