A Short Biography Of Jackie Robinson

Decent Essays
Donovan Hill
Mrs. Astudillo
Composition and Grammar P.4
2 December 2015
Jackie Robinson and the Breaking of the Color Barrier "I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me.....All I ask is that you respect me as a human being" (Robinson).Baseball legend Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 to Jerry and Mallie Robinson In Cairo, Georgia where he became the youngest of five children. Jackie's father Jerry was a sharecropper and taught the family important lessons, like to stay out of trouble and follow the law Jackie's mom Mallie raised the family by herself. After Jackie's father left the family, the Robinson family moved to Pasadena where Jack went to UCLA ( African Americans could play baseball professionally, Jackie Robinson made history by becoming the first professional African American baseball player, and paved the way for future African American baseball players. To begin with Americans today couldn't believe that there was a time that African Americans could not play baseball. Since the beginning of of baseball African Americans didn't participate in games because of the color barrier. In 1920 African Americans could play baseball in a league created just for
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Jackie Robinson joined the Montreal Royals in 1946 (Hall of Jackie Robinson had one of the best seasons in minor league history (Simon). Jackie Robinson was promoted to the Major Leagues in 1947; this led to Jackie Robinson breaking the 50 year color barrier in the Major Leagues on April 24, 1947 ( Jackie Robinson won the Rookie of the year and MVP award in just his first season in Major League Baseball Becomes first African American to win both awards (Simon). He would later send his team to the World Series. To conclude, Jackie Robinson made it possible to for African Americans to play baseball today. Without him the negro leagues would still
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