Jackie Robinson

Jackie RobinsonToday, MLB or Major League Baseball is commemorating Jackie Robinson Day, it has been 65 years after Robinsoncracked the color barrier in professional baseball. All coaches and players is going to wear Robinson’s number 42 today.

I actually cannot inform you anything you do not already find out about Jackie Robinson. Probably none of us would ever guess what he underwent, working with extraordinary stupidity each day. Coping with it all with dignity, which takes an incredibly special kind of man. One which is worthy of being commemorated.
Being a player, he was special. He did not get through to the majors – due to the stupidity of the instances – up until the age of 28 yet still he had a ten year profession together with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Normally, sports are merely sports. Jackie Ronbinson however, was more vital than merely baseball. He played a big role in the whole civil rights movement. He altered it from being only a political concern something which individuals could comprehend as more than simply a concept. It’s not easy to think that such a fairly limited time ago the world was very different.

3 thoughts on “Jackie Robinson

  1. Great post. He was indeed quite the pioneer that broke the mould of backwardness that plagued that time period. Another example I can think of is Wendell Scott, who was the first African-American to win a race in the NASCAR racing series, which at the time, was a deep-south sport exclusively and the amount of hatred and bigotry he had to face in order to be able to chase his dream is unbelievable. I read his book recently, called ‘Hard Driving’ and it was quiet an eye-opener.

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  2. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond. From this humble beginning would grow the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years.

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