Jackie Robinson holds his son, Jackie Jr., as he sits with his wife Rachel on the front steps of their home in Jackie Jr. struggled with drug addiction as a young man and was killed, at just 24 years old, in a car accident in
Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers · Player that integrated Major League baseball. · National League Rookie of Year - 1947 · National League Most Valuable Player Award - 1949 · Six time selection to National League All-Star team
This Day In MLB History: 1947 - Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announced that he had purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals. Robinson was the first African-American player of the modern era.
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Legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson spreading a bit of holiday cheer in 1950.