Jackie Robinson

1919 - 1972

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Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, it heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jackie Robinson has received more than 15,093,742 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Jackie Robinson is the 3rd most popular baseball player, the 1,081st most popular biography from United States (down from 850th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Baseball Player.

Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. He was also the first black man to win the Rookie of the Year award, and the first black man to win the Most Valuable Player award.

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Among baseball players, Jackie Robinson ranks 3 out of 70Before him are Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio. After him are Lou Gehrig, Sadaharu Oh, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, and Yogi Berra.

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Among people born in 1919, Jackie Robinson ranks 37Before him are James Lovelock, Andreas Papandreou, Moïse Tshombe, Godfrey Hounsfield, Pete Seeger, and Daniel Bell. After him are James M. Buchanan, Mordechai Anielewicz, Ian Smith, Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Oleg Penkovsky, and Chavela Vargas. Among people deceased in 1972, Jackie Robinson ranks 31Before him are Cristóbal Balenciaga, Max Theiler, Heinrich Lübke, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Lale Andersen, and Georg von Békésy. After him are Henri Coandă, Ferdinand Čatloš, Fredric Brown, Karl Silberbauer, Louis Leakey, and Said bin Taimur.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jackie Robinson ranks 1,081 out of 15,968Before him are Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), Alicia Keys (1981), Anne Hathaway (1982), Chester Bennington (1976), and Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893). After him are Robert Wise (1914), Jean M. Auel (1936), J. J. Cale (1938), Tony Bennett (1926), Mike Pence (1959), and Dennis Quaid (1954).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Jackie Robinson ranks 3Before him are Babe Ruth (1895) and Joe DiMaggio (1914). After him are Lou Gehrig (1903), Hank Aaron (1934), Cy Young (1867), Ty Cobb (1886), Ted Williams (1918), Mickey Mantle (1931), Yogi Berra (1925), Willie Mays (1931), and Sandy Koufax (1935).