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Article No. 42: All About Jackie Robinson

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I know, I know. That is not a picture of Jackie Robinson (It's Andruw Jones).

But, in a late tribute to the trail blazer that was Jackie Robinson, I have decided to dedicate my 42nd article to No. 42.

This is a story that we have all heard a billion-and-a-half times before; but every time I hear it, I get chills up and down my spine.

I will go ahead and credit biography.com and baseball-reference.com for all factual information gathered for the compelling story of this revolutionary man, player, and activist.

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on Jan. 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia to a single mother.

Through an impoverished childhood, Robinson flourished in four sports (football, baseb...

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