How Jackie Robinson Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Jackie Robinson reached the not so modest age of 53 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous baseball player.

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.

Information about the death of Jackie Robinson
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death53 years
ProfessionBaseball Player
BirthdayJanuary 31, 1919
Death dateOctober 24, 1972
Place of deathNorth Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Place of burialN/A


"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being."

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"This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done."

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"I think if we go back and check our record, the Negro has proven beyond a doubt that we have been more than patient in seeking our rights as American citizens."

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"I had no future with the Dodgers, because I was too closely identified with Branch Rickey. After the club was taken over by Walter O'Malley, you couldn't even mention Mr. Rickey's name in front of him. I considered Mr. Rickey the greatest human being I had ever known."

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"After two years at UCLA, I decided to leave. I was convinced that no amount of education would help a black man get a job."

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