The baseball player Jackie Robinson passed away at age 53, this age of death has to be considered premature. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Jackie Robinson and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
The first African American baseball player in the major leagues in the modern era, he helped the Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series in 1955 and won the National League MVP award in 1949. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
He joined a gang to combat the exclusion of blacks in Cairo, Georgia, but his friend Carl Anderson convinced him to put his energy elsewhere. He was drafted into a cavalry unit in Fort Riley, Kansas, where the race-neutral Officer Candidate School accepted his application.
In 1997, his #42 jersey was retired by all major league teams. His legacy was further honored with the introduction of Jackie Robinson Day, where every player across the league wears #42.
How did Jackie Robinson die?
Jackie Robinson's death was caused by heart attack.
Jackie Robinson, who made history in 1947 by becoming the first black baseball player in the major leagues, suffered a heart attack in his home in Stamford, Conn., yesterday morning and died at Stamford Hospital at 7:10 A.M. He was 53 years old.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||53 years|
|Birthday||January 31, 1919|
|Death date||October 24, 1972|
|Place of death||North Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Quotes by Jackie Robinson
"I felt unhappy and trapped. If I left baseball, where could I go, what could I do to earn enough money to help my mother and to marry Rachel? The solution to my problem was only days away in the hands of a tough, shrewd, courageous man called Branch Rickey, the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers."Jackie Robinson
"Today, Negroes play on every big league club and in every minor league. With millions of other Negroes in other walks of life, we are willing to stand up and be counted for what we believe in. In baseball or out, we are no longer willing to wait until Judgment Day for equality - we want it here on earth as well as in Heaven."Jackie Robinson
"How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts."Jackie Robinson
"The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity."Jackie Robinson
"There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free."Jackie Robinson