| While playing
for the Dodgers Jackie faced a lot of discrimination. For example,
he was not allowed to stay in the same hotels or eat in the same restaurants
as his white teammates. The baseball fans were also very cruel to
Jackie and his family, but Jackie wasn't going to give up easily. While
Jackie played for the Brooklyn Dodgers they were very successful.
Jackie received many awards and honors because he was such a great player.
retiring from baseball in 1957, he began working for Chock Full o' Nuts
restaurants as the Vice President. Jackie became the first African
American elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Jackie also
continued to work for the Civil Rights movement until he died on October
24, 1972. Jackie was only 52 years old.