Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, asked Jackie Robinson to sign with the Dodgers.
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play for the MLB. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
they though that Jackie was a good player they though that Jackie was a good player
The Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson to a contract after the 1945 season when he hit .387 for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League. Robinson spent one season in AAA ball playing for Montreal and then the Dodgers purchased his contract on April 10, 1947 and brought him up to the major leagues. Robinson's first game in MLB for the Dodgers was April 15, 1947 against the Boston Braves.
The Dodgers signed Robinson to a minor league contract with their Montreal farm club in 1945. In 1946 his first year at Montreal he lead the team to victory in the International league World Series. He was called up to the Dodgers in April 1947 and played in his first major league game (first major league game by a negro (as hey were then called in the twentieth century) on opening day, April 15, 1947.
He sighed with the Dodgers but they sent him to the minor leagues and later on he was called up to play Pro baseball he died if diabetes. Someone give me trust points plz.
i am not positivily sure but i know no one in baseball wears #42 and that the number is in every ballpark as a giant decal or sign. #42 was the number Jackie Robinson wore for the Brooklyn dodgers and that he was the first negro to play baseball professionly in America. now there were negro leagues but they were not considered major league. so i know for a fact that no one in mlbwears it and possibly football and basket ball also
Five facts of Jackie Robinson's accomplishments: 1. April 15, 1947--First African American to break the color barrier in major league baseball.2. 1947--first African American to sign with Brooklyn Dodgers3. 1947--Rookie of the Year award4. 1962--First African American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 19625. On April 15, 1997, Jackie Robinson's jersey #42 was retired throughout major league baseball teams. This was the first time a jersey number had been retired throughout all of MLB.
first to play
No, but there may be discounts if you sign them up for the jr. dodgers club
The book would have been printed with the autograph page blank, so you had to get a player to sign it, yourself, after the game.