Jackie Robinson: A Biography

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Jackie’s career consisted of many obstacles and barriers that he had to jump over, through his childhood times, his come up being a MLB player, and finally his time of becoming a hall of famer. With Jackie being persistent with his choice of 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. This biography “Jackie Robinson: A Biography” by Mary Kay Linge is my best source because it gives insight about Jackie’s path through adolescence, gives issues and struggles he went through, and lastly it gives some information on how he accomplished his goal of not only being a MLB star but a hall of famer.
Linge, in her biography points out insight about Jackie’s young times by telling
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In this book, Jackie realizes how important it was to become inducted, “He knew that being selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in a player’s first year of eligibility was a rare honor”. To be selected for the baseball hall of fame is rare and to be “inducted his first year” was even more rare. There was a player that got inducted with him, Bob Feller. Bob Feller “(The) Cleveland Indians pitcher … (who) made it into the Hall of Fame the first year (also)” had more votes but still, Jackie got in. These examples prove that Jackie did have a great career and going into the Hall of Fame proved that he was an amazing player.
Jackie’s career consisted of many obstacles and barriers that he had to jump over, through his childhood times, his come up being a MLB player, and finally his time of becoming a hall of famer but he found a way to battle through them. In this biography, it not only proves how strong Jackie was for standing up for himself and his color, it shows how time can change everything, also how one man can change anything. Jackie fighting his battles of being not the richest kid on the block to becoming inducted, as stated before, he became the “Jackie Robinson” we all know
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