How Jackie Robinson Changed The Life Of Baseball

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“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives,” Jackie Robinson once said. A black man changed the life of baseball forever. On January 31, 1919, Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. When he was only a few months old, he took a train ride to move to Pasadena, California with his mother, Mallie, brothers, Edgar, Frank, and Mack, and sister, Willa Mae. When he was about six or seven years old, he would play sports with the neighborhood kids. They would either play basketball, baseball, football, or dodgeball. When every kid lost, they did not care. Except for Jackie. Winning was everything to Jackie. When he was in middle school, he attended Washington Middle School. In high school, he attended John…show more content…
His first bat was not that good. He sung two strikes and 1 double. But the double was an easy out. Still the fans were cheering for Jackie. At the end of the season, he won the very first Rookie of The Year. For 9 more seasons, he played with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In those 10 years, he and the Dodges won 6 championships. When they competed for the championship over the years, they went against the Yankees. When they play against each other, the series was called “The Subway Series.” In 1957, Jackie was traded to the New York Giants (which is now the San Francisco Giants) but already decided to retire. He retired so he could eat dinner with his family and support the Civil Rights. Six years later, he was marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in Washington, D.C. At one World Series game in October 23, 1972, he threw out the first pitch, after this historical thing he died a day after at his home in Connecticut. In Jackie’s career, he earned the Major-League Baseball All-Century Team, National League Most Valuable Player, Congressional Gold Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom Award, and the Spingarn Medal. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 and in 1972 the Dodgers retired his uniform #

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