Jackie Robinson is too big for any one city or state to claim. He was born in the South, trained in the Arm Forces in the Southwest, played a year in the Negro League in the Midwest, and his big League home was Brooklyn. But he grew up in Pasadena, California. Here is a picture when he was on the Pasadena Junior College Bulldogs team.
Jackie exceeded in all sports. Here he is playing baskeball for the Pasadena Junior College.
Jackie and Rachel at an UCLA Homecoming in 1951.
Happy Jackie Robinson Day everyone! I am heading to the stadium in my Jackie Robinson jersey and my Brooklyn Dodger hat. Still sleepy from getting home at 2:30 this morning after that loooong game last night. Hopefully Kuroda-san and the players will play well for Jackie!