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Need to correct spelling[edit]

Sam Huston college is not correct. I'm not sure if this should be Hutson-Tilliston or Sam Houston, but Sam Huston has to be wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.170.39.72 (talk) 17:09, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Huston is correct. It's the former incarnation of Huston-Tillotson College. No relation to Sam Houston, Texas president. BillTunell (talk) 05:32, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Another spelling issue: "The reporter, concerned about projecting Hyland's anonymity and job, in turn leaked it to his Tribune colleague and editor," should be protecting, not projecting.

Fixed. Thanks for alerting us to the problem. Giants2008 (Talk) 13:25, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Minor edit regarding minor league debut against the Dodgers[edit]

The article stated, "Robinson thus simultaneously became the first black player to openly play for a minor league team and against a major league

Movie link[edit]

While the film 42 is "a current event" I think it makes sense to put a link to the film at the top of his page. After the movie "runs it's course" then I'd be in favor of then spider man saved the day removing it. Perhaps until a few months after it is released on video. I also fixed what looked to be a faulty ref tag in the recognition section. Wjmummert (KA-BOOOOM!!!!) 18:40, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Addition to Portrayals on stage, film and television[edit]

Keith David played Jackie Robinson in the 1995 film "Blue in the Face" [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ncross01 (talkcontribs) 16:36, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Second Base was not the only Position Jackie Played during the period described[edit]

According to: Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20130415/jackie-robinson-the-player-brooklyn-dodgers/#ixzz2QfAdUmee sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20130415/jackie-robinson-the-player-brooklyn-dodgers/

"Robinson only remained at second base through the 1952 season, however. In 1953, he was pushed off the position by the arrival of 24-year-old Jim "Junior" Gilliam, who won that year's Rookie of the Year award and would be an institution in the Dodgers infield through 1966. Gilliam's arrival resulted in Robinson splitting most of his remaining days in the major leagues between third base and leftfield while serving as something of an everyday utility player for the Dodgers, ultimately making starts at every position except centerfield, pitcher and catcher. Indeed, when Robinson made his fifth and final All-Star game start in 1954, he did it in leftfield. Ultimately, Robinson spent just five of his 10 major league seasons as the Dodgers' primary second baseman."

I do not know how to properly correct the information on the article so any feedback would be appreciated

Topio (talk) 21:36, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

He still played more at second base than anywhere else, something like 57% of his defensive games. WHPratt (talk) 13:01, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

It's interesting that Jim Gilliam emulated Robinson in this respect: later in his career, Gilliam played regularly, but divided his time between second, third and left field, to accommodate new Dodgers as they arrived on the scene. WHPratt (talk) 14:56, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

jackie's wife[edit]

according to several online sources, Jackie met his future wife in elementary school, not College like it states in this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.12.58.129 (talk) 06:59, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

  • All published sources are consistent in dating their meeting to college, including Robinson's autobiography. BillTunell (talk) 05:36, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Number 42, Mariano Rivera[edit]

I think someone should change the wikipedia page to show that Mariano Rivera has now officially retired, the season is over. It says he will retire at the end of the year and he already did retire so now no one in the MLB has the number 42. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.123.213.223 (talk) 05:29, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 January 2014[edit]

quick easy edit, under the subheading of "Awards and Recognition" it states that

"The Yankees' Mariano Rivera, who will retire at the end of the 2013 season,[254][255] is the last player in Major League Baseball to wear jersey number 42 on a regular basis."

the text should be edited to state

"The Yankees' Mariano Rivera, who retired at the end of the 2013 season,[254][255] was the last player in Major League Baseball to wear jersey number 42 on a regular basis."

as Rivera has now retired.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariano_Rivera

Thanks! 24.114.75.115 (talk) 07:43, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Done, thanks! --ElHef (Meep?) 01:26, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Jackie Robinson — Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.202.240.236 (talk) 17:56, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Jackie's Religion[edit]

Jackie Robinson was a Methodist.[1] This should be added somewhere in the article.

Already mentioned. --Musdan77 (talk) 23:54, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Helgeland, Brian, dir. 42. Perf. Chadwick Boseman. Prod. Thomas Tull. Warner Brothers, 2013. Film

Moses Fleetwood Walker[edit]

Should there not be some reference somewhere here to claim than Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first African American to play Major League Baseball? Nyth83 (talk)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 October 2014[edit]

In the section "major leagues" "breaking the color barrier 1947" 4th paragraph, after 1st sentence please insert:

"Jackie credited Lee "Jeep" Handley with being the first major league opposing player to show him support. In his book The Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Roger Kahn related a story Jackie once told him. Quoting Jackie he wrote, "that the first opposing player who wished him well was Jeep Handley, who played infield for the Phillies in 1947. "Hank Greenberg talked to me too, but Handley was the first."

the citation is here: http://articles.mcall.com/2003-04-22/sports/3475822_1_jackie-robinson-lee-handley-seminick

please email me at mhandleyesq@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you Mike Handley Mhandley1 (talk) 02:46, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Cannolis (talk) 21:49, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

New NEWS today, for future editing[edit]

Jackie Robinson honored at UCLA

Headline-1: UCLA retires Jackie Robinson's No. 42 across all sports

QUOTE: "Late in the first quarter of the rivalry game between No. 9 UCLA and No. 19 USC, UCLA athletics made an announcement that they would honor Jackie Robinson by retiring No. 42 across all varsity sports. The announcement comes just one day after UCLA celebrated the 75th anniversary of Robinson's arrival on campus. The celebration at Drake Stadium culminated with the naming of a series of athletic facilities in his honor. The No. 42, worn by the football team on their helmets during Saturday's game, will be a prominent focal point in each venue." -- AstroU (talk) 06:48, 23 November 2014 (UTC) -- PS: FYI for future editing.

Headline-2: UCLA honors Jackie Robinson by retiring number 42 across all sports

QUOTE: "With UCLA players wearing number 42 on their helmets and Robinson’s iconic number 42 painted onto the Rose Bowl field, UCLA made the announcement during the break between the first and second quarters of its annual crosstown rivalry football game. In conjunction with UCLA, the City of Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Operating Committee, the Rose Bowl subsequently unveiled Jackie Robinson’s iconic #42 near the east scoreboard and will make it a permanent fixture in the historic stadium this offseason. Additionally, UCLA will also permanently display Robinson’s number 42 inside each of its athletic competition venues." -- AstroU (talk) 06:54, 23 November 2014 (UTC) -- PS: FYI for additional future editing.


Muir Tech[edit]

Jackie Robinson enrolled at Muir Tech in 1933 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kodiakmaniac (talkcontribs) 18:21, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Do you have a reliable source that gives that enrollment date? The source already in the article (from a biography) supports the 1935 date currently used. Without a source, we have no way of verifying that the year might be wrong. Giants2008 (Talk) 02:03, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Jackie and white organized sports[edit]

Jimmy Claxton was the first black man to play organized white baseball in the twentieth century. I feel there should be reference to him somewhere on this page as he is referred on Jimmy Claxton's page. Claxton gets none of the recognition he deserves compared to Robinson all because of tenure and the league of the professional team, however the fact is that Robinson was not the first black man to play an organized white sport let alone baseball. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.67.154.155 (talk) 05:33, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 November 2015[edit]

169.139.0.14 (talk) 18:00, 23 November 2015 (UTC) good day.

  • Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. --Stabila711 (talk) 20:11, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

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how to put this Jackie Robinson information in google docs — Preceding unsigned comment added by Goku1234567890 (talkcontribs) 19:49, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

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