Jackie Robinson was also known as Jack Rossevelt Robinson. Jackie Robinson had very many
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Jackie Robinson was also known as Jack Rossevelt Robinson. Jackie Robinson had very many struggles; Jackie was drafted and assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas, where he faced racial discrimination on a daily basis, he was the first African American in baseball, transformed the face of American sports forever, and his father abandoned the family when Jackie was an infant, and forced his mother and four older siblings to join the "Great Migration" of the time and move to California. Jackie was born on January 31, 1919. He was born into a family of sharecroppers in Cairo, Georgia. It is still said that he never "completely" knew his real father, but there are other stories to. Jackie's real father is also said to have left the family the same…show more content…
About the only time he did not get critized is when he played baseball in the Negro League for the Kansas City Monarchs. It was a whole baseball league for only blacks. Just like at the same time, Major Leagues were for only whites; of course, until Jackie came in.
When Jackie was invited to go to the Brooklyn Dodgers minor league team, those were his worst days. That was where all the racism and hatred was for Jackie. When he stepped onto the field, just for his first game, everyone was booing and cussing at him. They wrote notes and letters to him saying that he does not belong on the baseball field. That because he was a black, he should not be able to play and he should go back to the Negro Leagues. We all know he hated having all that for doing nothing. Jackie never did anything to the white people, but the while men and women were very mean and rude for no reason! When Jackie broke the color barrier for Major League on April 15, 1947, baseball changed forever. Now in baseball, as usual, everyone was booing Jackie when he stepped onto the field. He had to deal with all of it. His teammates were very good with him and so was the coach and team manager. Now the fans were and even hotel managers were not. When they were going to a playoff game against the Cincinnati Reds, the hotel manager would not let the whole team stay just because Jackie was black. That's how bad it all was. White men were mean and rude for no