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
I am lucky enough to be apart of such a great fraternity and support the ALS foundation to stop this terrible disease. Lou Gehrig came from nothing and turned his life around into something great. He put in the work and became good at whatever he did. He changed the game of baseball with his talents and set records that still stand to this day. 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
Did you know of a great baseball player, that was also, a wonderful man that helped african-americans fight racial violence? During his years of playing baseball, Hank Aaron received many death threats on his way to break Babe Ruth’s homerun record. Also, the many people he impacted and helped them get away from racial violence. From helping these people Hank received many awards. Hank Aaron, a great baseball player, but more importantly a great civil rights activist, that helped many african-americans get away from racial violence.
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” (Jackie Robinson). Being born to sharecropper parents living in Georgia, Jackie Robinson faced racism and hatred early on. He overcame these adversities and became one of baseball 's most historic players for not only his lightning speed on the field, but his courage to break major league baseball 's color barrier. Jackie Robinson was the most influential sports athlete because he changed American society forever. Jackie Robinson opened doors for other minority athletes.
Hall of fame was one of the most important ending of Robinsons career. With him being selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame and the struggles he faced with it. b. Hall of fame is a rare award to get and Jackie Robinson won that award i. “He knew that being selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in a player’s first year of eligibility was a rare honor” ii.
Jackie Robinson was a game changer for all sports. He broke barriers in baseball allowing African Americans to play baseball. Jackie was hated at first but he didn't say anything and let his playing do the talking.Jackie didn't only change baseball he helped his community and the Civil Rights movement. Jackie is the most honored baseball player today he has his own day called Jackie Robinson Day in April and every player wears his number. 1.How did Jackie Robinson change the way Americans viewed African Americans playing baseball?
Roberto Clemente Baseball Player All-star, hall of famer, and major league baseball player are three attributes that describe Roberto Clemente. Many people know the Roberto Clemente was a baseball player, but he was so much more. As a well known baseball player, Roberto Clemente inspired Americans that they shouldn’t judge baseball players by the color of their skin. He left a lasting legacy as one of the best right fielders in major league baseball. The origin of Roberto’s early life of baseball started when he watched a baseball game for the very first time.
Jackie Robinson, a star baseball player, the rookie of the year, nominated for the hall of fame. All of that is true, but there is some parts that you might not know. You have probably watched the movie “42” and have watched the struggles of Jackie Robinson in his time playing in the big leagues. If you haven’t watched 42 then you have probably read “Noble Experiment” which is told in Jackie Robinson’s point of view, so it is an autobiography, but you might have not noticed that the book left out big important details, that were included into the movie “42”. Jackie Robinson is a huge main role model for those who wanted to try out for sports but couldn’t because of their race.
Jackie Robinson played a major role in the era of racial issues and blacks striving to be socially equal with whites. By breaking the color impediment in 1947, Jackie Robinson made amazing strides not only for black athletes, but also the hovering issues with racial equality. Robinson wanted to show people across America that African American’s had just as much of a right to be on the field as whites did. He faced many racial issues that were harmful towards him but he remained serene and did not act out against the harsh violence that was put upon him. According to Graf (2015), there was once a rule around the 1884 baseball season that wasn’t necessarily written down but all whites and blacks understood: The Major and Minor Leagues were