The Hillwood Herald is the news blog of Hillwood Academic Day School. Written and published by the school’s upper grades (fifth through eighth), this blog tracks student, staff, and family happenings at the school.
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Life of Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia. As a youth he played four sports: football, baseball, basketball, and track. He is the very first African American to play in the major league's. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He plays shortstop. He hit .387, perfected his skill at stealing bases, and was selected for the league’s All-Star Game. He went to John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior School. Since he was an athlete at those sports, he was called the region's Most Valuable Player in 1938.
If you would like to learn more about Jackie Robinson, go on this site.
P.S. If you would like to watch the new '42' Trailer: Real Life Story of Jackie Robinson