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Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson was one of the best players that proffesional baseball has ever seen and greatly helped major league baseball accept African American players that otherwise would not have palyed Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31 1919 in Cairo Georgia Hill 1 Jackies grandfather was a slave and his father a sharecropper 1 His mom and dad got a divorce when Jackie was just a baby 1 He his mother and four siblings moved after his parents got a divorce 1 His mother took all the children and moved to Pasedena California 1 Not long after the family moved to Pasedena Jackies mother enrolled him into Pasedena Junior College Robinson Jackie He went on to University of California at Los Angeles UCLA 1 Jackie was a standout in school sports at UCLA he played football baseball basketball and track 1 He later left college in the middle of his junior year to join the Army in 1941 1 Four years after entering the Army Jackie was discharged because of a confrentation with another officer when he would not give up his seat on a military bus 1 He was discharged as a first Lieutenant 1 After leaving the Army Jackie wanted to play baseball his favorite sport He tried out for many teams and was drafted by the Kansas City Monarchs Negro League Team Hill 1 The Negro
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