“Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller made into the Hall of Fame the first year (also)” ii. These two men made into the Hall of Fame the first year they played and even though Feller had more votes they both got in. d. This will strengthen my paper by showing the end of Robinsons career and what he had to go through to become a “Hall of Famer”. e. These examples prove that Jackie did have a great career and going into the Hall of Fame proved that he was an amazing
Babe Ruth was referred to as the greatest baseball player of all time. Babe’s real name is George Herman Ruth Jr. He had a total of 714 home runs in his legendary career. “His wild life put him at odds with many of his teammates and definitely with the team's manager” (abouteducation.com). Babe went from being in trouble all the time to being the best baseball player of all time.
Roberto Clemente Do you know who the first latino in the Hall of Fame and the 11th all time player to get 3000 hits. The answer is Roberto Clemente and let me tell you more about him. He played for the Philadelphia Pirates. He was married to Vera Zabala and they had three kids together. He was born on August 18th, 1934 in Puerto Rico and died on his way bring supplies to a island that they needed after an earthquake he died on December 31, 1972.
Hank Aaron, a great baseball player, but more importantly a great civil rights activist, that helped many african-americans get away from racial violence. Hank Aaron received many threats as he was playing baseball. In the early 1970’s the Atlanta braves from office kept a handful of 990,000 racist letters Aaron received. One of these such letters suggests that the
Soon baseball became known as “Americas Past-Time”. Lou Gehrig was one of the players that made this sport the way it is now because of his amazing skills at first base. Lou overcame childhood challenges, became one of the greatest players to ever play the game, and shed a light on a terrible disease are all examples on how Lou Gehrig is a true sports hero. Lou Gehrig was born on June 19th 1903, in Manhattan New York. According to Biography.com Lou was the only
He was elected into the Major league Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot which is very impressive because not many people make it on the first ballot, not even today. Today the MLB honors Jackie Robinson by everybody in the league wearing the number 42 which was the number he wore when he played baseball. The league wears the number 42 on April 15th which is known as Jackie Robinson Day and if there is any teams that don't play on the 15th they will celebrate it on the 16th to honor it still. Every year they bring the Robinson family out on the Dodgers field to celebrate the special event. This year will be the 69th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson took the field for the first time breaking down the color
Imagine that one of the greatest baseball players ever had to retire due to a life threatening condition, later to be named after him. That was what happened to the legendary Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig was a renowned baseball player for the New York Yankees in the early 1920’s. The “Iron Horse” as he was known, was forced to retire at a young age due to a life threatening disease called ALS and often known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Gehrig was a slugger and was loved by fans for not only for his ability to hit the ball out of the park, but also for his social influence in baseball.
The complete integration of baseball took longer than expected, but just like major civil-right cases, Brown V. Board of Education, the major event takes baby steps. Robinson played an outstanding 10 seasons with the Dodgers, at 1956 Robinson retired from baseball. In his ten-year tenure, the black Dodgers’ wins: 6 NL titles, 5 MVP awards, 4 Rookie of the Year awards, and winning the World Series in 1955 against the mighty
He wasn’t only responsible for possibly the greatest baseball era this world has ever seen, he is responsible for paving a way for new African Americans to join the league. Barry Bonds, a former African American player, said he wouldn’t have had even the slightest bit of courage if it weren’t for Jackie Robinson’s amazing legacy. Jackie even showed his sense of courage to people off the field. Becoming a great roll model to kids around the world,”Little kids loved me so I gave them something to watch.” (Jackie Robinson Interviewed.) Through all of Jackie’s problems with not only other teams, even on his own team.
Robinson was the first African-American baseball player to play in the MLB. While in the MLB Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1959 under many different managers including Branch Rickey. Rickey had been interested in Robinson because of not only his skill but his ability of not to fight back (Rubinstein 20-25). On August 28, 1945, Rickey had a meeting with Robinson and Rickey told Robinson that he would have to deal with the greatest harassment and vituperation any player had ever faced (Rubinstein 20-25). Robinson eventually made his Major League debut on April 15, 1947, with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color barrier (Rubinstein