The baseball player Jackie Robinson died at the age of 53. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
The first African American baseball player in the major leagues, he helped the Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series in 1955 and won the National League MVP award in 1949. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
He was married to Rachel Robinson from 1946 until his death. He had three children: Sharon, David and Jackie Jr.
“The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.” (Jackie Robinson)
“Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.” (Jackie Robinson)
“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” (Jackie Robinson)
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” (Jackie Robinson)
“The black press, some liberal sportswriters, and even a few politicians were banging away at those Jim Crow barriers in baseball. I never expected the walls to come tumbling down in my lifetime.” (Jackie Robinson)