Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie was born.

01/31/1919

He was born in Cairo, Georgia

He enrolled in to Junior College

1937

Jackie played semi-pro football in Hawaii.

1941

Jackie left Hawii

12/07/1941

He left 2 days before Japan Bombed Pearl Harbor

drafted into the army

1942

Jackie plays a tryout for the Chicago White sox.

1942

Jackie got married to Rachel Issum

02/10/1946

He played his first game

04/18/1946

For the royals, at Roosevelt stadium in Jersey city.

His big-league debut came

04/05/1947

Playing for the Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Brooklyn's Eb bets Field.

He was voted National League MVP

1949

Jackie lead the NL in double plays turned at second base.

1949 - 1952

The movie " Jackie Robinson Story" came out

1950

Robinson became the highest paid Dodgers player.

1950

Dodgers won their first World Championship.

1955

Jackie was traded to the New York Giants.

1956

He decides to retire from baseball.

Jackie last game

09/30/1956

Jackie Robinson was introduced into the hall of fame.

07/23/1962

he turned down a invitation to appear in an old-timers game at Yankee Stadium.

1969

Jackie Robinson died

10/24/1972

Robinson died in Stamford, Connecticut

The Jackie Robinson Foundation was founded

1973

Jackie was named man of the year!

1990

Jackie Robinson Day

04/15/2013