Jackie impacts began when he started to play baseball for the brooklyn dodgers. The first game he played was on April 15, 1947, he started as a first baseman. Jackie was originally a second baseman but they didn 't have a first baseman, and due to this, he moved his position to second basemen. When he stepped out onto the field for the first time he ended the color barrier for the MLB and fans were mad about this and hated Jackie. Dana Barnes said “By stepping into the whites baseball world, the black Robinson changed the face of not only baseball, but the united states(587).” Jackie changed the way baseball was played because he allowed more colored people to play in the MLB and how the united states changed their view of african americans. People did everything they could to hurt Jackie emotionally and physically. They insulted him, threw sharp objects at him and used mirrors to shine the light in his eyes. Jessie Smith said “Robinson probably received more racial insults in his career than any other person i...
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...league sport teams, segregation, and racism. Schwartz stated “How should we remember this grandson of a slave and son of a sharecropper? Maybe by what he told a white New Orleans sportswriter: "We ask for nothing special. We ask only to be permitted to live as you live, and as our nation 's Constitution provides.” With such simple and justifiable demands, it 's no wonder the man had such an impact on so many lives.” This is an important conversation because it explains that Jackie only wanted to be treated equally and how he had a huge impact on people 's lives today. These demands were met because of Jackie. Now colored people are treated as equals and there is no more racism or segregation. Every year on april 15 we recognize Jackie 's accomplishments by having teams play baseball with everyone wearing the number 42 commemorating him as it was opening day in 1947.
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