Yes he did
he volunteered in base ball,foot ball,basket ball,and track
he belived that all colors can play ball
jackie robinson's first major league team that he played for was the brooklyn dodgers and that was in 1947, the year prior robinson played triple a ball for the montreal royals before being called up to the big club the year later.
Jackie Robinson was the first pro ball player on a pro team.
Jackie Robinson made the difference because he paved the road for other black players, and he also gave every black kid a chance to live their dream. For more information, you can read the book Hero On The Ball Field.
Yes. They let him join as a slug hitter which means he bombs the ball 400 yards
First and foremost, Rickey want to WIN BALL GAMES, and felt that players of the calibre of Robinson would help him do so. He knew that Robinson would suffer EXTREME abuse while playing, and so he had to be absolutely certain that Robinson would endure the abuse.
Jackie Robinson's first year in professional ball was 1946 when he played for the Montreal Royals, the Brooklyn Dodgers Triple-A minor league team. He played one year for Montreal and then played for the Dodgers between 1947-1956. He retired after the 1956 season.
In 1970, Satchel Paige, credited with 55 no-hitters, was the first Negro League star to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Note: Jackie Robinson, the 1st modern Black Major Leaguer, played for the Kansas City Monarchs (1945), of the Negro League was Elected to Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1962, BUT he made it because of his time with the Dodgers.