Jackie Robinson’s Neighborhood Pasadena CA Research conducted by Patrick Wall April 29, 2012 Guess what this is! Jackie Robinson showing Jackie Jr. his boyhood home at 121 Pepper St. during break in production of film The Jackie Robinson Story. February 1950. Jackie Robinson’s Boyhood Home 121 Pepper Street, Pasadena CA Jackie Robinson’s mother, Mallie Robinson, bought this house and moved in with 16-month-old Jackie and her 4 other children. They were the first AfricanAmerican family on Pepper Street. The house was torn down in the early 1970’s. Today, a plaque in the sidewalk marks the site. It reads: “Jackie Robinson resided on this site with his family from 1922 to 1946.” PASADENA - circa 1925 Mallie Robinson (center) poses for a family portrait with her children: (L-R) Mack, Jackie, Edgar, Willa Mae, and Frank Robinson Memorial Dedicated November 6, 1997 Bronze sculptures commemorate Jackie and Mack Robinson. Located across street from City Hall (on Garfield Avenue, north of Union Street). Guess who this is! Mallie Robinson reading of JR’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. 1962: JR was first black baseball player admitted to Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York Sports announcer, 1965 JR taught children the alphabet during Sesame Street’s first season (1970) Died October 24, 1972 Ten days earlier (October 14), JR made his last public appearance before the second game of the World Series: “Thank you, but I'm going to be tremendously more pleased and more proud when I look at that third base coaching line one day and see a black face managing in baseball.” Three years later… Frank Robinson named manager of Cleveland Indians 1982: Commemorative stamp issued Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium April 15, 2007 60th anniversary of JR breaking the color barrier in baseball Rachel Robinson keeps her husband's legacy alive through her work with the Jackie Robinson Foundation in New York City, which she founded. Chadwick Boseman will star as Jackie Robinson in upcoming biopic 42, coming April 12, 2013. Boseman will star opposite veteran actor Harrison Ford, who will play Branch Rickey.