Jackie Robinson, the Dodgers infielder who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, would have turned 94 today, so Google honored him with a doodle.
Those outside of Los Angeles know him for his baseball exploits, when he entered the majors as the first African American and was the National League rookie of the year in 1947 and the NL's most valuable player in 1949.
He was born in Cairo, Ga., to a family of sharecroppers, the youngest of five children. After his father left the family, his mother, Mallie, moved the family to California. The rest is history. A rich history.
In the City of Angels, he was a four-sport star at Muir High School in Pasadena, playing baseball, basketball and football as well as competing for the track and field team. He excelled at all of them, becoming the first athlete to letter in all four at UCLA, where he would meet future wife Rachel Issum, a nursing student. If that's not enough, he also played high school tennis.