Jackie was discharged from the Army in 1944, he began to play baseball again. On April 15,1947 Jackie's life was going to change for forever because he was going to play in his first major league baseball game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson and his family received many threats because of this. Besides everything happening in Jackie's life he was playing great, he was leading the International League with a .349 batting average. Many players on other teams threatened not to play against the Dodgers and even his own teammates threatened to sit out.
This the led to Branch’s interest in Robinson since he was considered one of the best players in the International League and considering it was his first time playing with white men. During his career Jackie had several obstacles of discrimin... ... middle of paper ... ... only sports. His controversial first game was a major barrier for black people that he had just broken. At first no white person, except those sympathetic towards blacks, liked the idea of him in baseball and many were willing to do whatever it took to force him out of the league. Jackie was steadfast in not budging and giving to the pressure of fighting back to defend himself.
Those leagues are then divided into the NL and AL East, NL and AL Central, NL and AL West. The World War One era was a down time for the United States. Countless fathers, sons, and brothers lost their lives in a pointless war. As the society at large was taking a step back, s... ... middle of paper ... ...lay baseball, but they wanted more. They wanted the thrill of playing in the Majors.
But for Jackie it was harder because he had racial slurs thrown at him. Despite all of the discrimination and racism about Jackie Robinson and his family, he got passed it and became a star. Jackie was an outsider, he was the first African American to play Major league baseball, he used the haters to become an amazing ball player and a hero to other African Americans. Before his outstanding baseball career Jackie did many motivational things. For example, Jackie attended the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jackie Robinson made one of the most daring moves by playing Major League baseball. The amount of pain and suffering this man went through was so harsh that I don't know how he was able to play. Carl Erskine said,"Maybe I see Jackie differently. You say he broke the color line. But I say he didn't break anything.
Jackie kept his composure in the nation’s spotlight. Once 1947 came around, Jackie Robinson was officially a Brooklyn Dodger. Some players did not adapt well to the idea of a Negro baseball player on their team and even signed petitions to either get him off the team or to demand to be traded. Burt Shotton, manager of the dodgers at the time, called a meeting and told the players if they did not want to cooperate they were not going to be traded but dropped from the team which in turn ended the protest. Even the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, Leo Durocher told his players that he would rather trade all of his white players before he traded Jackie Robinson.
Baseball came of age in the 1920s when Babe Ruth who passed away in 1948 came into the spotlight and led the power house New York Yankees to several World Series titles. Ruth became a national hero because, his strength of his home runs. After that almost every team had great players. One person a lot of people had their eyes on was someone by the name of Jackie Robinson. The reason many people had their eyes on him was, because he was the first African-American player to play in the Major Leagues.
Branch Rickey started his baseball career as just a mediocre player at best. (Baseball Hall of Fame) He may not have been the best of players, but he definitely made a huge impact on baseball. Branch Rickey was one of the most important and influential people in forming and shaping the way baseball is today. Branch Rickey created the minor league farm club system, which today gives young players the opportunity to develop and enhance the skills they need to be great. Branch Rickey’s most important contribution to baseball was when he signed Jackie Robinson.
“Lefty” Williams was the starting pitcher, but he didn’t want to be as palpable at Cicotte in game one. He kept it close until the fourth inning until he gave up three runs, then proceeded to keep it close until the end. The Reds won four to two and took a two game lead over the Sox. Game three took place at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dickie Kerr, a rookie pitcher, took the mound for the Sox and refused to be involved in the fix.
He had to adjust to some new trials and always remember to not show emotion. Jackie had to learn play first base instead of short stop because that was the teams strong point in Peewee Reese. He also could not react to anything. Teammates, other players, and fans will greatly test him, but he must be strong. Jackie Robinson went on to win rookie of the year that season, 6 world series, and most importantly show African-Americans they can are just as good as Cauc... ... middle of paper ... ...nly overall, but in each of their own individual ways.