'''Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson''' (January 31, 1919—October 24, 1972) was a second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers. While an amazing athlete in many respects, he's most remembered for being the first black player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball.[[note]]While black players appeared in top-level professional baseball in the 1870s and 1880s, an informal but rigidly enforced color line emerged in the latter decade, and persisted until Robinson.[[/note]]

!!Tropes embodied by Jackie Robinson
* BlackBestFriend: To Dodgers Captain Pee Wee Reese, who's largely remembered for being one of Robinson's few supporters/friends during his rocky first season.
* FriendlyEnemy: to Hank Greenberg who was on an opposing team (the Pittsburgh Pirates), but publicly supported Robinson, realizing that the racism Robinson faced was analogous to the antisemitism Greenberg faced.
* JackieRobinsonStory: TropeNamer.
* TokenMinority
* VocalDissonance: He had a very quiet, high-pitched voice that seems quite surprising for such a giant historical figure.

!!The historical Jackie Robinson appears in the following works.
* ''Series/BrooklynBridge'' (TV show)
* ''The Jackie Robinson Story'', a NonActorVehicle {{biopic}} starring the man himself ''as'' himself.
* ''Film/FortyTwo'', a {{biopic}} about Robinson, named after his jersey number, and starring Chadwick Boseman in the central role.