by EARL SANFORD
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. Jackie excelled early at all sports and learned to make his own way in life. At UCLA, Jackie became the first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball, And Track. Jackie was forced to leave college and join the U.S ARMY. After being in the army for 2 years, he had progressed to second lieutenant. In 1945 Jackie played one season of negro league. But in 1947 the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers came to him and said do you want to be a part of Brooklyn Dodgers. But in 1972 October,24 Jackie Robinson died.