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Jackie Robinson

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Baseball Player

The Resume

    (January 31, 1919-October 24, 1972)
    First African-American to play baseball (1947)
    Owned Chock-ful-of-Nuts restaurants
    Rookie of the year (1947)

Why he might be annoying:

    Although he is officially the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues, other African-Americans did play, but under the guise of being a native-american or another racial group.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He officially broke the baseball color line.
    Despite taking a lot of abuse, he honored his agreement to remain passive.
    He was the first baseball player to have his number (42) retired by Major League Baseball.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 235 Votes: 53.62% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 85 Votes: 43.53% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 361 Votes: 42.94% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 444 Votes: 44.82% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 206 Votes: 42.23% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 276 Votes: 48.91% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 29 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 932 Votes: 50.32% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 59 Votes: 59.32% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 276 Votes: 51.81% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 257 Votes: 59.53% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 264 Votes: 48.11% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 2386 Votes: 50.25% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 82 Votes: 47.56% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 3954 Votes: 27.19% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 1186 Votes: 35.33% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 179 Votes: 33.52% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 386 Votes: 44.04% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 317 Votes: 40.38% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 847 Votes: 42.15% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 915 Votes: 42.62% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 2254 Votes: 42.55% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 11605 Votes: 35.05% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 33675 Votes: 73.61% Annoying