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  1. 1. Jackie Robinson Jan 31, 1919-Oct. 24, 1972
  2. 2. The Early Years <ul><li>Born in Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Youngest of 5 children </li></ul><ul><li>Later moved to Pasedena, California </li></ul>
  3. 3. Growing Up in Cal <ul><li>Played baseball, football, basketball, and ran track. </li></ul><ul><li>Great high school athlete who could have had many major college scholarships but didn’t because he was black. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pasadena JuCo <ul><li>Went to Pasadena Junior College </li></ul><ul><li>1939 awarded California’s best athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Got many nicknames such as: “Dark Demon”, “Dusky Flash” and “Midnight Express” </li></ul>
  5. 5. UCLA stud <ul><li>After Juco he went to UCLA </li></ul><ul><li>Only four sport letter winner in history </li></ul>
  6. 6. Life after College <ul><li>Worked at a National Youth Administration Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Played semi-pro football in Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>Coached basketball at Sam Houston College </li></ul>
  7. 7. Military Life <ul><li>Did 3 months basic training at Fort Riley </li></ul><ul><li>January 1943 promoted to second lieutenant </li></ul><ul><li>Got rejected to play baseball for Fort Riley's team </li></ul><ul><li>Very harsh in the military for him </li></ul>
  8. 8. Negro Leagues <ul><li>Played for the Kansas City Monarchs 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>$100 a week to play shortstop </li></ul><ul><li>.387 Batting Average </li></ul><ul><li>Got dropped to $25 a week when he announced he was quitting </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Foot in the Door <ul><li>August 28, 1945 Robinson met with Branch Rickey </li></ul><ul><li>Brooklyn Dodgers </li></ul><ul><li>Played for Dodgers Minor League team Montreal Royals </li></ul>
  10. 10. The “Show” <ul><li>MLB debut April 15, 1947 </li></ul><ul><li>1947 Rookie of the Year </li></ul><ul><li>1949 National League M.V.P. and Batting Champ of Majors with a .342 B.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Played ten years for Dodgers then quit </li></ul><ul><li>Last game September 30, 1956 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lifetime Stats <ul><li>Amazing lifetime B.A. of .311 </li></ul><ul><li>1,518 hits </li></ul><ul><li>197 steals </li></ul>
  12. 12. Awards <ul><li>Spingarn Medal from National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for outstanding achievement by an African-American in 1956 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Chock Full O’Nuts <ul><li>Vice-President of this fast food chain </li></ul>
  14. 14. The End

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