Today would have been Jackie Robinson 100th birthday. He died sadly at the age of 53 in 1972.

To mark the centenary of his birth, I pulled a few items from his files here at the Times-Tribune Library –

October 24, 1945 – Signs with the Montreal Royals

April 12, 1947 – Dodgers Sign Robinson

Robinson signs with the Brooklyn Dodgers – April 12, 1947 – The Scranton Times

Dec. 1956 – Robinson traded to the Giants

Jan, 7, 1957 – Robinson retires from baseball

Robinson retiring from baseball – Jan. 7, 1957 – The Scranton Times

Oct 24, 1972 – Robinson dies at the age of 53

Jackie Robinson’s obituary – October 24, 1972 – The Scranton Times

Portrait of Jackie Robinson by Scranton Times cartoonist Lew Harsh – October 25, 1972 – The Scranton Times