Essay On Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson, The Dark Destroyer, The Colored Comet, Jackie the Robber. He was the first African American baseball player to play in the M.L.B. I chose to do my report on Jackie Robinson because I thought that he was very interesting and different. He was a baseball legend in my book. I have heard his name a bunch of times, but I did not know anything about him.
Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Rural Georgia. His father left him and his mother when Jackie was only six months. He and his mother moved to a working-class neighborhood in Pasadena. He didn 't just play baseball in his young life. He found himself playing marbles, soccer, dodgeball, tennis, golf, football, and basketball. When he was in college, he became the first …show more content…

He wound up being a second lieutenant. Jackie went to his court-martial for not moving to the back of the bus. He was on trial because a few officers were working a vengeance against a uppity black man. Several months later, Robinson received an honorable discharge from the army. In 1945, Jackie Robinson played shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro League. That summer, Rickey selected Robinson to integrate baseball. In 1946, he played second base for the Dodgers, and they made it to the World Series. (ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2016. .)
Jackie Robinson has impacted many young baseball players today. He had to of had so much courage to be the first African American MLB player in history. To be able to just ignore every bad thing that was said to him, and keep playing aggressively. I think that from him doing that, it gave other African American players the guts to want to be in the MLB or any ordinary team in general. Some kids are nervous about going to their first practice or game, but I think that since Jackie Robinson was the first African American MLB player, it helped some kids to not be as nervous. He has impacted many young lives in today 's world, and I hope that he will impact more lives in the upcoming

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