The Jackie Robinson Story

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After college Jackie Robinson played baseball for the Kansas City Monarchs, a AAA team. “Because of institutionalized racism and World War II, he did not play his first big-league game until he was twenty-eight years old, and therefore his major-league career spanned only ten seasons”(Jackie Robinson). Jackie Robinson had a very good batting average and stolen base Percentage, which made one manager say: “If that Robinson kid was white I’d sign him right now (the Jackie Robinson Story)!” One manager was not afraid of signing Jackie. His name was Branch Rickey. He signed Jackie to the Brooklyn Dodgers. In his first season Jackie endured threats, insults, and the press. Even his teammates refused to play with Jackie at first, but he eventually
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