The major effect would be that he inspired other African - Americans to play in professional sports leagues. Not only the MLB but also the other ones. Jackie potentially changed the lives of so many people just by playing in that game against the Boston Braves. It takes a lot of courage to do something that big, and that is exactly what Jackie did. That is what true legends
Baseball, being America’s national sport, is a crucial illustration to understand when discussing the overall societal circumstances at that time. One of baseball’s most important tasks was integrating the sport and allowing people of every ethnicity to have a chance to play the sport at an equal playing field. Although we now know that the efforts to desegregate baseball were ultimately a success, to what extent were the efforts a direct success during that time period? Did the unification of different ethnicities in America’s national sport have an effect on the amount of time desegregat... ... middle of paper ... ...were in any way associated with a Negro League team whatsoever. At its height the Negro Baseball League teams competed in World Series and the elite had the chance to compete in All-Star games.
Albert Pujols said, “Baseball was an outlet for him to be able to do that, and he had some special talent to go through what he did and still set an example for others. You cannot replace it.” Jackie Robinson changed the way baseball is looked at by Americans. Also, he broke a huge barrier in American History. Robinson helped get rid of segregation. He also, is down as one on of the most respected men in baseball history.
Jackie Robinson was the first black baseball player to play on the professional level, he was fearless, courageous, willful and strong. He was an advocate for civil rights, as well as a great baseball player. He had to try to keep quiet, and keep to himself while playing, but became a stronger and more extreme advocate over time. A leader on and off the fields dealing with much more than just baseball, he also had to deal with the criticism and racial tensions of a prominently white game. Branch Rickey, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was a showman who knew how to make money and fame in baseball “he had made a fortune for the cardinals as well as himself, and black talent could argument his bottom line by transforming his struggling dodgers into a power house” (Zeiler, 17).
Jackie Robinson Changes the Game Jackie Robinson once said that “"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." (Brainy Quotes). Jackie Robinson faced more abuse than any other baseball player. Jackie Robinson had his mind set on breaking the color barrier for African Americans. Jackie Robinson had the muscle strength and talent to inspire and change the color barrier in Major League baseball.
42 is an example of the heavy burdens that minority athletes had to overcome and how they slowly started to emerge at the professional level. The film is based upon Jackie Robinson, the first African American baseball athlete to play Major League Baseball. It depicts the racial biases in the realm of sports, the unbearable hardships Jackie endured, and the overall character of the old ballparks. Brian Helgeland, director, wanted the film to depict the terrible racism that Jackie faced and how he overcame many obstacles in order to achieve his dream. Helgeland’s intent to represent this resulted in him exaggerating a few scenes in order to better highlight Jackie’s tough journey to greatness.
Negro baseball leagues have a deep historical significance. Racism and “Jim Crow” laws encouraged segregation of African-Americans and whites. Arguably, the players on the negro baseball leagues were some of the best ever. Even today they are still being recognized and honored for their wonderful contribution to baseball as a whole. It started when major league owners had made a “gentleman’s agreement” to keep blacks from playing in the game.
What Jackie did for his race was astonishing; he installed pride for African Americans which were previously non-existent. When Jackie integrated baseball, he created a multi- racial sport for years to come, not only in baseball, but all other professional sports in America. Jackie showed whites that blacks can play sports at the same level. Jackie was the first African American to win the MVP, get elected into the Hall of Fame, and have his number 42 which is the only number retired in all of baseball (In the MLB... ... middle of paper ... ... impacted baseball and the nationwide civil rights movement. Jackie gave African Americans a sense of pride when he broke the color barrier in the MLB.
9) In fact, it was "One of the largest black-dominated business in the country." (Conrads, pg. 9) In fact, it opened up new job opportunities for African Americans as the Negro Leagues gained popularity. It not only acquired money from the African American community, but also from the white community as well; white peoples were infatuated with the "show" that the African Americans put on for them - they thought African Americans playing baseball, was much like a sea - lion juggling. CONCLUSION Although there was a strong sense of inequality amongst the entire American society during this time, African American have prove to be aides in the process of making the game of baseball better for ht future, along with the mentality of the average American.
Black fighters struggled to earn an opportunity because several white fighters were drawing the colored line. This documentary also talks about how The National Police Gazette, which was the leading sports paper in the late 19th century in the USA, wrote about black fighters and how they deserved to receive opportunities. It angers me to hear how cruel white people were in the past, but it’s amazing that this paper helped black fighters out by writing about them. As an aspiring journalist, this inspires me to help people out by writing about them in the