• Farm-Fresh balance.pngYMMV
  • WikEd fancyquotes.pngQuotes
  • (Emoticon happy.pngFunny
  • Heart.pngHeartwarming
  • Silk award star gold 3.pngAwesome)
  • Script edit.pngFanfic Recs
  • Magnifier.pngAnalysis
  • Help.pngTrivia
  • WMG
  • Photo link.pngImage Links
  • Haiku-wide-icon.pngHaiku
  • Laconic

A second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers. While an amazing athlete in many respects, he's most remembered for being the first black player to break the color barrier in the majors.

Tropes embodied by Jackie Robinson

Black Best Friend - To Dodgers Captain Pee Wee Reese, who's largely remembered for being one of Robinson's few supporters/friends during his rocky first season.

Friendly Enemy - to Hank Greenberg who was on an opposing team, but publicly supported Robinson, realizing that the racism Robinson faced was analogous to the anti-semetism Greenberg faced.

Jackie Robinson Story - The trope namer.

Token Minority

The historical Jackie Robinson appears in the following works. Brooklyn Bridge (TV show)