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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in baseball's major leagues in the modern era. Only white players were allowed in the major leagues until 1947, when Jackie Robinson was called…

Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson Born: Feb. 13, 1919 Football head coach at Div. I-AA Grambling from 1941-97; winningest coach in…

David Robinson

David RobinsonBorn: Aug. 6, 1965Basketball C 1987 College Player of Year at Navy; overall 1st pick by San Antonio in 1987 NBA draft; served in military (1987-89); NBA Rookie of Year (1990)…

Frank Robinson

Frank RobinsonBorn: Aug. 31, 1935Baseball OF won MVP in NL (1961) and AL (1966); Triple Crown winner and World Series MVP in 1966 with Baltimore; 5th on all-time home run list with 586; 1st…

Jackie Robinson

Robinson wasn't the most talented player in the Negro Leagues, but Rickey considered him the most "suitable" player to desegregate baseball. The fact that he was married —and wouldn't…

Brooks Robinson

Brooks RobinsonBorn: May 18, 1937Baseball 3B led AL in fielding 12 times from 1960-72 with Baltimore; AL MVP in 1964; World Series MVP in 1970; 16 Gold Gloves; entered Hall of Fame in 1983.…

Robinson, Theodore

(Encyclopedia) Robinson, Theodore, 1852–96, American painter, b. Irasburg, Vt. Beginning his career as a realist, Robinson was profoundly influenced by his meeting with Monet in 1888.…

Robinson, Jackie

(Encyclopedia) Robinson, Jackie (Jack Roosevelt Robinson), 1919–72, American baseball player, the first African-American player in the modern major leagues, b. Cairo, Ga. He grew up in…

Robinson, Joseph Taylor

(Encyclopedia) Robinson, Joseph Taylor, 1872–1937, U.S. legislator, b. Lonoke co., Ark. He was admitted (1895) to the bar and served (1903–13) in the U.S. House of Representatives. In…