Jackie Robinson Research Papers

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There's a 3-2 count bases loaded and you're down by three, the pitcher winds and throws the ball, STRIKE THREE YOU'RE OUT!Baseball can have a lot of different turns outs and unexpected situations. Baseball has been America's favorite past time for as long as we can remember. Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Ty Cobb are the top five baseball player that changed the game by setting new records and also breaking racial boundaries.
First, let's talk about 1 of the five baseball players that changed the game, his name is Jackie Robinson. Jackie was born in the year 1919. Jackie didn't grow up as a wealthy kid but he got by. After high school he joined the U.S Army and got court-martialed for refusing to move to the back of the bus. After the army he went to college to UCLA. He was the only one to ever to letter in all Four sports ( baseball, football, basketball, and track ) , but he stood out most in the sport everyone know him for, Baseball." A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives" (" Jackie Robinson"). His career as major league baseball player …show more content…

Lou started his MLB career with the New York Yankees in 1923. Gehrig played 17 consecutive seasons with the Yankees. He still holds the record of most grand slams at the number 23. Lou wore the number 4 because he batted right behind Babe Ruth. For 13 straight seasons he either scored over 200 plus ot helped his team score 200 plus. He lead the American League in runs 4 times, runs batted in 5 times, on base percentage 5 times, and batting percentage once. “Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” (“Lou Gehrig”). On May 2, 1939 Lou removed himself from the teams line up. He was diagnosed with ALS in 1939. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1939. He later died in the year 1941(“Lou

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