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...nson’s effect on American sports was very significant, as it improved all sports, not just baseball, it was not the largest impact he made. His impact on sports was huge, but he only affected the athletes and fans for the most part. Also, it made a very positive impact, but for no real significant purpose for the entirety of society. Sports are nothing but entertainment for fans that are not on the teams or in the organizations, and this effect did not have a significant effect on their lifestyles. Robinson left a substantial mark on other areas of American society though, that have much more meaning to society as a whole such as the military and human rights. According to Lomax (1999), the theme throughout Robinson’s career was “the utilization of his role as a pioneer to eliminate racial barriers” (para. 47). This role went beyond just being a pioneer in baseball.
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