In 1915 Babe was sold to play for the prestigious Boston Red Sox. Babe was mostly known for his unbelievable batting skills, but he pitched for the Boston Red Sox for four out of five games leading to his major-league win on July 11th, 1914. Babe’s last season with the Red Sox ended at the tail of the
He started playing in the Negro League but the he became a manager in the majors. He did that for 2 years and then he finally got moved up the the majors. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. When he played in the Negro League, he played in Kansas City for the Monarchs. He finally retired in 1957.
Jimmie Crutchfield was born on May 15 1910, in Ardmore Missouri. He served in the military during world War II for a year and was an All- Star baseball player in Negro League baseball. He position on the team was an outfielder. Crutchfield was know as a defensive specialist in the outfield and a speedy offensive threat.
He first started pitching for the Mets on their AAA team in Virginia. In 1966 he was called up to play two games with the Mets. During his short first bit of his MLB career he was the youngest player in the MLB. That same year he was drafted by the military. In 1967 he sustained an elbow injury pitching.
While attending St. Mary’s, Babe Ruth looked up to a monk, Brother Matthias, who taught him the game of baseball. With an incredible strong hit and pitch, Babe Ruth caught the eye of Jack Dunn, the owner of the Baltimore Orioles. At the time, the Orioles seeked out players for The Boston Red Sox. In order for Babe to be signed into the major leagues, he had to have a guardian sign off on it. Soon, Jack Dunn became Babe Ruth’s new guardian.
Most players made five thousand or less for their participation, Swede reportedly made anywhere from ten to fifteen thousand dollars. In todays world thats equivalent to $224,112.73. Swede went across the U.S. and up north to Canada playing baseball in two different leagues, and from time to time would end up on the same team as some of his old teammates. His wife didn't like the way he started to live his life so she filed for divorce in 1922 and the divorce got finalized in December of the same year. During the summer of the 1922, he teamed up with his boys from the White Sox on a the same team lefty did, the Ex-Major League Stars.
Babe was a warm hearted baseball player, and loved to help children in any ways that he could. Often times, Babe was to be found helping out at hospitals or orphanages making sick and lonely children happy as can be. Babe Ruth also donated money to the orphanages as well hospitals, since he cared about children so much. The Great Bambino was also a huge role model to children since he made such positive impact on everyone around him, and was a great person in general. Many children from the 20’s wanted to be just like Babe because of his generosity and his skills in baseball.
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).
Baseball to Jackie Robinson was gateway to freedom, he was inspired by his older brother to pursue a career for what he had a talent and a love for athletics and Baseball. Jackie was arrested and court-martialed for refusing to give up his seat and move to the back of a segregated bus, but because of his reputation he received an honorable discharge. His courage and moral objection to segregation were precursors to the impact Robinson would have in major league baseball. Jackie Robinson broke the ‘’color barrier’’ by becoming the first African American to play Major League Baseball and inspired young black men to follow in his path and follow their dreams. Not only did he break the color barrier but he changed the society of America itself.
Campanella: Roy Campanella was the Brooklyn Dodgers all-star catcher from 1948 until 1957. Campanella’s baseball career ended early due to a car accident in 1958. His car skidded on a wet spot on the road, crashed into a telephone pole, and his car was overturned, fracturing two of his vertebrae. He survived, but was paralyzed from the shoulders down and never played baseball again, causing the Dodgers to lose their all-star catcher. Campanella had four other siblings and had four jobs by age nine in order to pay for family needs.
In the workshop, “What baseball taught me about diversity,” Antonio D. Evans explained the way diversity connects to every aspect of playing baseball. His experiences throughout his baseball career taught him how to be culturally diverse and how society can become culturally diverse. He mentions that he played on teams with people who didn’t think like him, act like him or look like him, but he accepted them as a human being. Evans’ also states that baseball is a good teacher of life and you can be bad seventy percent of the time and still be one of the best.
M. Wilson, mentioned that the fans in the stands never really noticed who was on the field, instead they only examined what was on the field. They only looked for talent. They only came to see good baseball players. He also specified that “Race relations in baseball had reflected those in American society as a whole in the decades since the end of the civil war” which meant that sports, specifically baseball, had been affecting Americans ever since the 19th century. During this time the people who didn’t agree with American race relations decided to challenge the Jim Crow Segregation laws through baseball .