Robinson is a name well known around the world in baseball. He is known by the
name 42. Jackie Robinson went on to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. People new
Jackie Robinson was special after his first season, he won National League
Rookie of the Year award. Jackie Robinson made history in 1947 when he destroyed
the color separation between whites and blacks.
Robinson helped the Dodgers succeed enough that he was able to bring them to
the National League Championship his first of six trips to the World Series. In
1949 Jackie Robinson won the MVP League of the Year Award. He later went on to
go onto the wall of fame in 1962. Despite Jackie Robinson’s skill, racial
threats were thrown at him because the color of his skin. Jackie Robinson had
no doubt that he would change history forever.
Robinson fought for Civil Rights. Jackie
Robinson spoke out against blacks not being able to join the whites in baseball
in the Southern states. Jackie Robinson had influenced people to rise up
against this racial segregation between whites and blacks being able to play
baseball together. Later on, kids of all color wanted to be like Jackie
Robinson. “The Jackie Robinson Experiment” was a successful example of desegregation
when the white southern political and business leaders were doubtful. The
majority of the other baseball teams integrated their teams slowly.
Jackie Robinson had
hard racial times. He was probably the most influential and historical baseball
players that ever lived but that doesn’t mean that everyone liked him. One day,
he was batting, and out of nowhere, Ben Chapman of the Philadelphia Phillies
team said racial slurs to Jackie. That disturbed Jackie Robinson so deeply that
he didn’t hit a home run at batting. After the game, a news reporter asked Ben
Chapman if he had any regrets in saying those things out on the field. Ben
Chapman responded with saying that “No, he got what was coming to him.” This
affected Jackie’s performance but they still went on to win the game.
Robinson made history in 1947. He destroyed the color separation between whites
and blacks in baseball. “The Jackie Robinson Experiment” was a successful
example of desegregation when the white southern political and business leaders
were unsure. He helped the Dodgers succeed enough that he was able to bring
them to the National League Championship his first of six trips to the World
Series. Jackie Robinson changed the history of baseball. By Jackie joining this
arena, he proved that all blacks could play too.