Useful Notes: Jackie Robinson

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 

Tropes embodied by Jackie Robinson

  • Black Best Friend: To Dodgers Captain Pee Wee Reese, who's largely remembered for being one of Robinson's few supporters/friends during his rocky first season.
  • Friendly Enemy: 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.
  • Jackie Robinson Story: Trope Namer.
  • Token Minority
  • Vocal Dissonance: 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.