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Rachel Robinson's Message to the Fans
Biography of Rachel Robinson
Rachel Robinson (born Rachel Annetta Isum on July 19, 1922) is a former nurse and the widow of the famous African-American baseball player, Jackie Robinson. Rachel was born in Los Angeles, California, and attended UCLA. There, she met Jackie in 1941, and she married him in 1946. A baby, Jackie Robinson, Jr. was born to her in November 1946. The Robinsons would later have a daughter, Sharon, and another son, David.
After Jackie Robinson's retirement from baseball, Rachel Robinson pursued her nursing career, eventually becoming an Assistant Professor at Yale School of Nursing and later, the Director of Nursing at the Connecticut Mental Health Center.
In 1973, after Jackie died, Rachel founded the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
In 2007, she was awarded the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award by Commissioner Bud Selig.
Author Judy Blume name-checks Rachel in her book Here's to You, Rachel Robinson.
1. "Commissioner honors Rachel Robinson", MLB, 2007-04-15. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
Source: Wikipedia.org at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Robinson
Biography of Jackie Robinson
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. While not the first African American professional baseball player in United States history, his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers ended approximately eighty years of baseball segregation, also known as the baseball color line, or color barrier. In the United States at this time, many white people believed that blacks and whites should be segregated or kept apart in many phases of life, including sports and daily life.
The Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Robinson in 1962 and he was a member of six World Series teams. He earned six consecutive All-Star Game nominations and won several awards during his career. In 1947, Robinson won The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award and the first Rookie of the Year Award. Two years later, he was awarded the National League MVP Award. In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Jackie Robinson was also a forerunner of the Civil Rights Movement. In the 1960s, he was a key figure in the establishment and growth of the Freedom National Bank, an African-American owned and controlled entity based in Harlem, New York. He also wrote a syndicated newspaper column for a number of years, in which he was an outspoken supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
Robinson engaged in political campaigning for a number of politicians, including the Democrat Hubert Humphrey and the Republican Richard Nixon.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Robinson was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
On April 15, 1997, the 50 year anniversary of his debut, Major League Baseball retired the number 42, the number Robinson wore, in recognition of his accomplishments both on and off the field in a ceremony at Shea Stadium. In 1950, he was the subject of a film biography, The Jackie Robinson Story, in which he played himself. He became a political activist in his post-playing days.
In 1946, Robinson married Rachel Annetta Isum. In 1973, after Jackie died, Rachel founded the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
Born: January 31, 1919(1919-01-31)
Died: October 24, 1972 (aged 53)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
April 15, 1947
for the Brooklyn Dodgers
October 10, 1956
for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1956)
Career highlights and awards
6x All-Star selection (1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954)
1947 NL Rookie of the Year
1949 NL MVP
His uniform number 42 was retired by Major League Baseball in 1997 to honor the 50th anniversary of his first major league game
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Vote 77.5% (first ballot)
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