Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)
Jackie Robinson became the first black Major League Baseball player since the
1880s when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He was elected to
the Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility. Robinson was a key factor
when the Dodgers won the 1955 World Series beating the Yankees in 7 games.