Publisher and Website Description
Hi, my name is Sammy Holtzman and I am student at Holman Middle School for my 6th Grade year. I am a big fan of Jackie Robinson because he was on my favorite team and is a great player and person.
The purpose of me making this website is to present to my class and give information about Jackie Robinson. After reading up on Jackie I found out there were many cool interesting facts I didn't already know. I knew Jackie would be a great person to research because he was so important to our life today. Hopefully you enjoy my website!
Jackie Robinson: Early life and college
In Cairo, Georgia January 31, 1919 Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born. He was the youngest of five children so obviously he would get all the attention. Even while Jackie got attention he still was very tough and excelled in almost every sport that was played at school. In fact kids bribed him food and even money to be on their team for a guaranteed win. Later in his life he got a scholarship to UCLA in southern California. He was on the basketball, football, track and baseball team, but surprisingly had the least success in baseball. He won awards basketball and football, and also broke a UCLA record for the broad jump previously set by his brother. He had to wait just a couple more years until his baseball skill finally came.
Upsides and Downsides
Being the first African-American baseball player could be very tough on Jackie. Just because his skin was a different color he was treated with mostly hate from other teams, baseball fans, and even some of his team. Even though he got a lot of hate from this, he made a big difference and made a negative into a positive. For example, by breaking the color barrier he made a pathway for other races to join along. Also he became a great player even under all the pressure and hate by winning many awards and getting inducted to the Hall of Fame.
Graphic Organizer: Cause and Effect
Jackie almost always thought of how he could make others lives better.
His lifetime and Events
As mentioned before on January 31, 1919 Jackie Robinson was born. After his childhood was finished he got the opportunity to do the broad jump for UCLA, his college. In the year of 1938 he attempted it and broke the record set by his brother. 3 years later when out of college Jackie was signed to a semi-pro football team, the Honolulu Bears, where he acquired the strength and perseverance needed for his future. In 1945 Jackie signs with the Montreal Royals, a minor league team. Finally after a long wait in 1947 he upgrades to the Dodgers and wins the first ever Rookie of The Year award.
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