Jackie Robinson is remembered as the African american that broke the color barrier for the Major League Baseball. Many words can be used to describe him, such as hero, powerful, stupid, anything of that sort, not all good, but not all bad. Keeping a cool head was key to his success, dealing with many racist names that he was called as he stepped up to the plate. With pitchers aiming at his head, he still became a very accomplished athlete in as many fields imaginable. Jackie didn’t pay attention to what people thought or said about him, just knowing he was going to get on base the next pitch.
He did not get mad or give them dirty Looks he just blew them off. “Some players were physically violent — he once received a 7-inch gash in his leg from an opponent who spiked him with his cleats — while others hurled verbal racial insults at him and his teammates” (Jessica Mcbirney 2017 ). “He knew Robinson would face racial discrimination and injustice if he joined the Major Leagues. Could he be “a Negro player with enough guts not to
“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
Since Jackie had such a good reputation for being a good guy, his injustice was seen and he was not charged for standing up for his beliefs. Robinson’s determination on and off the field also sparked the creation of his foundation which impacts thousands of young lives every year. Jackie did not waste his opportunity in the major leagues and that example has been passed onto the kids in his foundation who have a 98% graduation rate. By not fighting back with anyone that heckled him, including the man he was supposed to give his bus seat up for, Jackie showed his truly great determination to be
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
He was the first black baseball player (McBirney 2017). Robinson had perseverance because he never gave up. He started in small leagues and he made it to the top leagues of baseball (McBirney 2017). HE started of in a school and then played with the Dodgers. He received threats by his teammates and would use violence against him.
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?
He was even encouraging his own players to taunt him throughout the game. Robinson still maintained his composure no matter how badly he was treated. Jackie’s teammates slowly started to accept him as a player and as a person. Some players accepted him because they knew that he could help them win games and become an all around better team. Others accepted him because they absolutely hated the injustice that was taking place and genuinely liked Robinson.
Jackie Robinson is an example of a square peg and a round hole because of all the obstacles he had to overcome throughout his career. An example of Robinson overcoming an obstacle in his career is when he was first recruited to the Brooklyn Dodgers. A lots of people threatened and harassed him but he overcame that and continued to practice and take part as best he could. One reason why Jackie Robinson didn’t fit the role is in how he was able to complete all the obstacles that came in his way while being the first African-American to join Major League baseball. An example of this would be when he first joined the MLB none of the fans nor his teammates liked him, Fans would root against him.
I was able to make questioning while reading this book. First, how did Jackie Robinson change the sport of baseball? And how did everyone who hated him before like him? I kept on reading then and then I found the answer to the question, Robinson was the first black to play any league game and he was a better pitcher and batter and they always win, that made everyone to like Robinson except the opposition team. I was able to visualize while reading this book.
The first African American major league baseball player was William Edward White. He replaced an injured player named Jake Start on the providence greys in the date of June 21st, 1879. Thus starting the evolution of African American baseball players. So why is Jackie Robinson so famous? Why is he the most known African American major league baseball player?
In 1910, African-American Andrew Foster formed the Chicago American Giants and other African-Americans started team too. Foster gathered the other black team owners and formed the Negro-National League in 1920. Foster’s league offered African-Americans new jobs, high wages, and independence (Raceball, 31). However, Foster’s reign as king of black baseball was short-lived with Foster’s commitment to an insane asylum in 1926 (Raceball, 33). However, a new force led by Gus Greenlee was brewing in
The integration of major-league baseball proceeded without critical incident. Though Robinson was scorned by some of his teammates, was harassed by enemy bench jockeys, and received a great number of fastballs close to his head; he faithfully abided by his promise to Rickey to turn the other cheek. Even when veteran outfielder Enos Slaughter of the Cardinals appeared to deliberately try to clip him with his spikes in an August 20 game at Ebbets Field, Jackie didn 't retaliate. In fact, baseball 's experiment was a huge success. Despite the concerns of the owners, integration proved to be a financial windfall for Major League Baseball.
Babe played pitcher and an outstanding outfielder, he was one of the first five sports players to be put in the Hall Of Fame. Babe was born in Baltimore Maryland February 6th 1895 he died August 16th 1948. When Babe was 7 years old he was a troublemaker he was so much trouble that his parents sent him to St. Mary ‘s Industrial School For Boys, a Catholic Orphanage and Reformatory that place became Babes home for 12 years. Babes inspiration he looked up to was a monk named Brother Matthias. The Monk introduced Babe to the game of baseball, babe excelled the game
During that first meeting, Rickey told Robinson what it would be like to be the first black man in the major leagues. Playing the role of bigoted fans, of insulting hotel clerks, and generally saying to Robinson what others were sure to say, Rickey finally asked, "Can you do it?" Robinson answered by asking Rickey if he wanted a ballplayer who was "afraid to fight back?" And Rickey told him he wanted "a ballplayer with the guts not to fight back." Robinson left Rickey 's office that day with a $3500 signing bonus and a $600 per month contract to play for the Dodger farm club in Montreal (‘’ Jackie Robinson,’’ Contemporary) .