On November 18, 1949, Jackie Robinson won the National League MVP award.
Jackie Robinson is known for breaking color barriers in professional baseball. In 1947, he broke the baseball color barrier and became the first African American to play in the MLB. In 1957, Robinson retired from professional baseball after a historic career, which included a World Series title. His baseball successes earned him an induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
Jackie Robinson died in 1972 at the age of 53. Robinson has been praised for his on and off the field accomplishments since his death. In 1997, the MLB retired his number 42 jersey.