October 15, 1972. at Riverfront Stadium Jackie Robinson makes his final appearance at a ballpark prior to Game 2 of the World Series between Oakland A’s and Cincinnati Reds.

He urges baseball to hire a black manager. The first African- American skipper will not be hired until 1975 when the Indians employ Frank Robinson to run the team.

He would suffer a fatal heart attack only 9 days later, leaving the world at the age of 53.

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Notable Events and Chronology for Jackie Robinson Career

Jackie Robinson in Cuba 1947

Jackie Robinson in Cuba 1947

Dodgers purchase Robby

Dodgers purchase Robby

Robinson out at Third

Robinson out at Third

Jackie Robinson Biography

Jackie Robinson Biography

Jackie Robinson Stats & Facts

Jackie Robinson Stats & Facts