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 African- American 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.”
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.”