When did Jackie Robinson join the Dodgers?

April 15, 1947
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years.

How long was Jackie Robinson on the Dodgers?

10 years
Jackie Robinson’s incomparable big league career spanned 10 years with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Why is Jackie Robinson in the Hall of Fame?

When the Dodgers signed Robinson, it heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962….

Jackie Robinson
Baseball Hall of Fame
Induction 1962
Vote 77.5% (first ballot)

How old is Rachel Robinson?

99 years (July 19, 1922)
Rachel Robinson/Age

What sports did Jackie Robinson play in college?

Reared in Pasadena, California, Robinson became an outstanding all-around athlete at Pasadena Junior College and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He excelled in football, basketball, and track as well as baseball. Robinson withdrew from UCLA in his third year to help his mother care for the family.

Who is the oldest active player in baseball?


Player Pos Age
Justin Verlander P 38 years, 210 days
Sergio Romo P 38 years, 198 days
John Axford P 38 years, 170 days
Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH 38 years, 153 days

Is Jackie Robinson a Hall of Fame?

December 5, 2007
Jackie Robinson/Hall of fame inductions

Is Rachel Robinson still alive in 2020?

She currently resides on a 60-acre (24-hectare) farm in Salem, Connecticut. Robinson was portrayed by Ruby Dee in the 1950 film The Jackie Robinson Story and by Nicole Beharie in the 2013 film 42.

Does Jackie Robinson have a child?

David Robinson
Jackie Robinson Jr.Sharon Robinson
Jackie Robinson/Children
By then Jackie was married to a UCLA graduate, Rachel Isum. Rachel and Jackie had three children, Jack Jr., born in 1946, Sharon, born in 1950, and David, born in 1952. Jackie was devoted to his family and was a huge influence on their future as civil rights activists.

When did Jackie Robinson get signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers?

On this day, October 30th, in 1945, Jackie Robinson signed his first Major League contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

What year did Jackie Robinson sign with the Dodgers?

The Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson to a contract after the 1945 season when he hit .387 for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League. Robinson spent one season in AAA ball playing for Montreal and then the Dodgers purchased his contract on April 10, 1947 and brought him up to the major leagues.

What obstacles did Jackie Robinson face?

One of the biggest difficulty Jackie Robinson had in his life was racism because he was black. At the time African Americans did not have the same rights as white Americans.

When did Jackie Robinson play the Negro league?

In 1945, Jackie Robinson joined the Kansas City Monarchs (Negro American League) and played with such baseball legends as Satchel Paige and Martin Dihigo. Negro League competition featured speed, surprise, and more showmanship than in organized baseball.