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Full Name: Jack Roosevelt Robinson Primary Position: 2B,3B,1B,OF
Height/Weight: 5' 11.5"/195 First Game: April 15, 1947
Birthdate: January 31, 1919 Final Game: September 30, 1956
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia MLB Experience: 10 years
Died: October 24, 1972
Deathplace: Stamford, Connecticut
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Jackie Robinson (Jack Roosevelt Robinson) was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. He made his Major League debut on April 15, 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1947, his rookie year, he hit .297 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI. Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers for his entire 10 year career.

Most people believe that Jackie Robinson's best season was 1949, when he slugged 16 home runs, stole 37 bases, hit for a .342 average and knocked in 124 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1947 BRO N 151 590 125 175 12 48 .297 .383 .427 31 5 74 36 9 28 29 0 5
1948 BRO N 147 574 108 170 12 85 .296 .367 .453 38 8 57 37 7 8 22 0 7
1949 BRO N 156 593 122 203 16 124 .342 .432 .528 38 12 86 27 8 17 37 0 22
1950 BRO N 144 518 99 170 14 81 .328 .423 .500 39 4 80 24 5 10 12 0 11
1951 BRO N 153 548 106 185 19 88 .338 .429 .527 33 7 79 27 9 6 25 0 10
1952 BRO N 149 510 104 157 19 75 .308 .440 .465 17 3 106 40 14 6 24 0 16
1953 BRO N 136 484 109 159 12 95 .329 .425 .502 34 7 74 30 7 9 17 0 12
1954 BRO N 124 386 62 120 15 59 .311 .413 .505 22 4 63 20 7 5 7 4 13
1955 BRO N 105 317 51 81 8 36 .256 .378 .363 6 2 61 18 3 6 12 5 8
1956 BRO N 117 357 61 98 10 43 .275 .382 .412 15 2 60 32 3 9 12 2 9
Total 1382 4877 947 1518 137 734 .311 .409 .474 273 54 740 291 72 104 197 11 113

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1947 BRO N 1B 151 0 0 1323 92 16 144 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1948 BRO N 2B 116 0 0 308 315 13 80 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1948 BRO N 1B 30 0 0 203 15 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 .995
1948 BRO N 3B 6 0 0 3 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1949 BRO N 2B 156 0 0 395 421 16 119 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1950 BRO N 2B 144 0 0 359 390 11 133 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1951 BRO N 2B 150 0 0 390 435 7 137 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1952 BRO N 2B 146 0 0 353 400 20 113 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1953 BRO N 3B 44 0 0 34 84 3 14 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1953 BRO N SS 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1953 BRO N 2B 9 0 0 16 25 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1953 BRO N OF 76 0 0 145 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1953 BRO N 1B 6 0 0 41 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 BRO N 3B 50 48 376.2 43 95 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1954 BRO N OF 64 63 496.2 110 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 BRO N 2B 4 4 36 13 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 BRO N LF 63 62 488.2 106 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 BRO N RF 1 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1955 BRO N 3B 84 0 0 74 180 9 18 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1955 BRO N 2B 1 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1955 BRO N OF 10 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1955 BRO N 1B 1 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1956 BRO N 1B 9 0 0 67 8 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1956 BRO N 3B 72 0 0 61 173 8 15 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1956 BRO N OF 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1956 BRO N 2B 22 0 0 39 49 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 .989
Total 2B 748 4 36 1877 2047 68 607 0 0 0 0 0 .983
Total OF 152 63 496.2 268 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .989
Total 3B 256 48 376.2 215 544 28 54 0 0 0 0 0 .964
Total RF 1 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 197 0 0 1645 120 18 169 0 0 0 0 0 .990
Total LF 63 62 488.2 106 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Brooklyn Dodgers (October 23, 1945).
  • Traded by Brooklyn Dodgers to New York Giants in exchange for Dick Littlefield and $30000 (December 13, 1956); Jackie Robinson refused to report to New York Giants; trade voided (December 13, 1956).
  • The opportunity to play in the MLB was given by president Rickey Branch.

Trivia

  • Jackie holds the record for the most "home" stolen bases (19).


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