Jackie Robinson's Birthday (with Video)

By Alex Miller
By Nina Settappa

January 31, 2013 Updated Jan 31, 2013 at 9:12 AM EDT

UNDATED (www.incnow.tv) - Thursday marks an important day in history. It was on this date, 94 years ago Jackie Robinson was born.

He would go on to change the landscape of professional sports forever and act as a civil rights pioneer. Robinson was the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era. It was his successful integration of baseball that paved the way for similar integration's in the other major sporting leagues.

In addition to his cultural impact, Robinson was one heck of a baseball player. Playing in six World Series, six All-Star games, and becoming the Rookie of the Year in 1947. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 and his number 42 is universally retired across all Major League teams.




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