Sean Walters Block BH February 8, 2018 Jackie Robinson is a person that most people only know one side of, that was his baseball side. But Jackie Robinson also had a life outside of baseball packed with excitement. He had to stand up for his rights on the field and off and had to deal with problems like everyone else but worse. Jackie Robinson’s social life was affected by baseball and he helped the Civil Rights movement. Robinson’s early social life was affected by where he grew up, his skin color, and his parents.
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 was a first, not only for African Americans in baseball, but also in other sports. His influence did not just stop there. He made it possible for people to believe in themselves to breakthrough and fulfill their own kinds of “firsts”. Jackie Robinson is an influential figure and also a representational one. It is important for people to know who he is, especially young African American children, because it gives them hope for their lives.
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
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.
The Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie’s life was dedicated to helping change other people’s lives. People now can learn something from the everyday sacrifice that Jackie made for others. Today we can see his impact in the way that different races are treated and in the diversity of the sports world. Through all of his work, Jackie benefitted society by helping break the color barrier, improving the game of baseball, and being the inspiration behind the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Jackie Robinson was an incredible athlete who helped break the color barrier.
He left everyone speechless with what he did , and also left them looking up to him. Little kids all ages not only looked up to him as a player,but also as a person. Any player could have been so good that they left a impact on a kid, but Jackie Robinson left one on kids as a person to look up to. He also made people think differently about African Americans , and how they can make a change in the world. People all over the world would look at Jackie just as a normal baseball player but now they had much more respect for him.
He also, made a difference to the society. To begin, In the article Jackie Robinson changed Baseball, Robinson was Heroically. jackie acted heroically because he joined baseball and he went through n was playing people were throwing things at him. I think that Robinson is a very strong man. He did not get mad or give them dirty Looks he just blew them off.
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?
Jackies career consisted of many obstacle and barriers that he had to jump over, through his childhood times, his come up to being a MLB player, and lastly his time of becoming a hall of famer. I. With Jackie being persistent which his choice of a sport only known as a white sport overall, trying to make his way to the MLB created a huge stir in the game of baseball. a. In this biography it states that Jackie said that “You might say that I turned professional at an early age,” b.