Jackie Robinson's life from his sophomore season playing baseball in 1948 to his death in 1972. Jackie Robinson helped the Dodgers to become perennial contenders. His six World Series appearances, six All-Star Game appearances, an NL MVP, and Brooklyn's only World Champion in 1955 over a ten year career culminated with his induction into the Hall of Fame. After baseball, he began a successful business career as Vice President of a major corporation, Chock Full O'Nuts, co-founded Freedom National Bank and started Jackie Robinson Construction. He wrote a New York Post nationally syndicated column and was an ABC television baseball broadcast analyst, both firsts for a black person. Robinson used his fame to fight for equal rights by highlighting discrimination, raising money and advancing political candidates who shared his vision. As the civil rights movement grew more militant, he used his voice as a calming influence, but was accused of being out of touch and a Uncle Tom. His final ...