Jackie Robinson

is a hero

Hi today I'm going to talk about the civil rights. During the civil movement Jackie Robinson was the first black person to play in the modern era of the major leagues. He played infielder and outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947, through 1956. Jackie Robinson was the first African American athlete to play in baseball's major leagues in the 20th century. In 1947 Robinson made great strides not only for black athletes but also for all concerned with racial justice.

Jackie Robinson proved that blacks can play major leagues baseball. On April 15, 1947 Robinson broker the decades-old color bar of major Leagues Baseball when he appeared on the field Robinson withdrew from UCLA in his third year to help his mother care for the family. After he left baseball Robinson pursued business interests while continuing to work on behalf of civil rights. Diabetes and heart problems plagued his later life, and he died on Oct.24,1972 in Stamford, Conn.That is my second paragraph about Jackie Robinson.

This is my third paragraph about Jackie Robinson.He refused to sit at the back of bus was threatened, with a court martial, but the charges were dropped and was given an honorable discharge in 1945. Oct. 23,1945 Rickey signed him on to play for the Dodgers' and was the first black person to play in major league baseball. He retire in 1956 with a .311 lifetime batting average and 197 total stolen bases. The Dodgers later retired his number 42 Jersey. These are my reasons about Jackie Robinson.

These is my four paragraph about Jackie Robinson. During a legendary meeting Rickey shouted insults at Robison, trying to be certain that Robinson could accept taunts without incident. While playing baseball for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro National League, Robinson cough the eye of a scout for the Brooklyn. Major league baseball was closed to black players at time. This is my fourth paragraph about Jackie Robinson.

During a legendary meeting Rickey shouted insults at Robinson, trying to be certain that Robinson could accept taunts without incident. In 1997, major league baseball held a season-long celebration marking the 50th anniversary of his historic debit. Robinson did not break his promise to Rickey to remain silent though pitchers sometimes deliberately threw at him, hotels at away games often would not accommodate him, and he and his family received death threats. He instead let his actions do the talking by batting .297 and leading the National league in stolen bases. That is my last paragraph about Jackie Robinson.

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