Jackie Robinson The First African-American Baseball Player First black baseball player, selfless, and courage are three attributes that describe Jackie Robinson. Many people know that Jackie Robinson was a baseball player, but he was so much more. As a well known baseball player, Jackie Robinson showed pro sports that it is all right to have a black person play. He broke the professional baseball color barrier. He is the reason our sports are open to all.
Ever since he was little he was involved in many sports but his favorite one was baseball. “I have memories. I remember standing alone at first base-the only black man on the field. I had to fight hard against my loneliness, abuse, and the knowledge that any mistake I made would be magnified because I was the only black man out there.” (Robison 287). This quote tells the readers that Robinson knows that everything he does matters because he’s the only black man on the fields, and how important it is for him to succeed.
If you ask a baseball fan to name a player that really stood out to them, there is a good chance they would name one player. That player is Derek Jeter. Derek Jeter was a very popular baseball player throughout his career (1992-2014). Being an all-star shortstop for the New York Yankees he had a pretty eventful career. Derek Jeter was a special man in many baseball fan’s hearts, he was one of the best to play the game, he has a very interesting early life, professional career, and personal life.
Jackie Robinson In my opinion I think a hero is a person that changes lives forever. My hero is Jackie Robinson because he is the first African American baseball player, first African American to win NL MVP, and the first African American to have his number retired. The first reason I think Jackie Robinson is a hero because he was the first African American to play baseball. For example, if he would have not played there's kids out there that wouldn’t be able to play baseball that are great at it. Also he was great a person to so white people are gonna look at African Americans different because he was nice gentlemen.
However, performance enhancing drugs are also considered illegal in professional sports. Pete Rose should be reinstated into baseball and allowed into the Cooperstown Hall of Fame as a player because he was a great player. The Great Pete Rose is considered to be one of baseball 's all time best players. Pete Rose holds more records than any other Major League Baseball player has ever held. He holds the record for most hits, games played, at-bats, and most outs.
Did you know of a great baseball player, that was also, a wonderful man that helped african-americans fight racial violence? During his years of playing baseball, Hank Aaron received many death threats on his way to break Babe Ruth’s homerun record. Also, the many people he impacted and helped them get away from racial violence. From helping these people Hank received many awards. Hank Aaron, a great baseball player, but more importantly a great civil rights activist, that helped many african-americans get away from racial violence.
In the book Fences by August Wilson, the author chooses baseball to compare many of the struggles everyday people deal with in everyday society. August Wilson created some very relatable characters to portray the message of life and love Fences attempts to display. It is ultimately displayed in a quote by the main character Troy Maxson. Troy said “That’s all death is to me. A fastball on the outside corner” (10).
At this time, people could not see past skin color and this ended up influencing the game today. Negro League teams accommodated many skillful players such as Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and Oscar Charleston. Even though these men had the title of great ballplayers, to face the best of the Major Leagues. Negro League teams barnstormed all over the country to play whoever
There were a lot of very popular baseball players at the time that Mcgwire played and he was definitely one of them. “My favorite player of all time that was not on the Cardinals would have to be between Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders. I would say I like them because I admired their talent of being able to play both sports on the pro level. That definitely blew me away as a kid, that a person can be that talented, and it still amazes me to this day”(Jesse). Deion Sanders played in both the NFL and the MLB.
I make the decision to go to school and try my best because I feel as it’ll only better me and i 'll have a better future. I make decisions that’ll keep me safe and out of trouble because doing otherwise wouldn 't get me where I’m aiming to be later in life. All my parents ask of me is that I end up better than them and it’s only because they care so i 'll do what I have to do to make that happen. Another big part of my culture is respecting your parents, I respect mine. Everything they ask or tell me to do is only to make me a better person and do better