Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31 Birthday: Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, athlete
Jan. 31, 1919-Oct. 24, 1972

First in the Field: Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson by Derek Dingle (Hyperion, 1998)

The first African-American Major League Baseball player of modern era is featured in this photobiography about his childhood and early adulthood.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame provides basic info and additional links on Robinson’s phenomenal career. Search for Robinson under the "The Hall of Famers" tab on the homepage.