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
Appears in the following works:
- Brooklyn Bridge (TV show)
- The Jackie Robinson Story, a Non-Actor Vehicle biopic starring the man himself as himself.
- 42, a biopic about Robinson, named after his jersey number, and starring Chadwick Boseman in the central role.