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Jackie Robinson: A Life

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AJ Hanmer

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Transcript of Jackie Robinson: A Life

Jackie Robinson Achievements and Accomplishments Important Quotes Important Events - Jackie Robinson started to play baseball in the Negro Leagues for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945. Career and Jobs Birth and Childhood - Jackie Robinson was born on January, 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia of the United States. Discouragement and Negativity A Man of Courage,
Perseverance and
Determination - After his father left, when he was still a little kid, he moved to California with his family to live with other family. - Jackie Robinson graduated from public high school in 1937 and started going to Pasenda Junior college in California. - Later on, he went to the University of California Los Angeles in 1940 and played a variety of sports, including baseball. - After Jackie was done going to University he served in the United States Army in in World War two against Germany - During the time that Jackie Robinson lived,there was a lot of segregation in many cities. - When Jackie Robinson was originally playing baseball, he played in the Negro Leagues, which was a league only for black people. - Once he joined the minor leagues, neighbors and people who lived on the street of Jackie Robinson tried to convince his family to leave by showing racism. - Some teams did not like him and tried to discourage him by hitting him with the ball, taunting him, beating him, excluding him from hotels, etc. - Later on, Jackie Robinson played in the Negro Leagues for the Kansas City Royals where his salary was kind of low and the schedule was not that structured. - Soon, Jackie Robinson got signed to a Minor League team called the Montreal Royals where he earned $600 a month and a $3 500 extra bonus for not getting involved in fights. - Before you knew it, Jackie Robinson got signed to an actual Major League team called the Brooklyn Dodgers and he earned $35 000. - When Jackie Robinson finished high school he did not have time for a job because he went to an black pilot school to train for the army -Also in 1946, Jackie Robinson married a woman that he met in college named Rachael Anneta Isum. - On April, 18, 1946 Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Montreal Royals. - On April, 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the color barrier. - Ceremonially, on January,23, 1962 Jackie Robinson got inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. - On April, 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the color barrier. - In 1947, he was named the Rookie of the Year and led the National League with stolen bases. - In 1949, Jackie Robinson won the MVP Award and led the Major League in stolen bases again and had the highest batting average. - Lastly, Jackie Robinson's baseball career ended when he helped the Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series in 1955. - One very important quote of Jackie Robinson was, "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." - This quote was important because it inspired people to do something important and memorable with their lives. - Another very meaningful quote from Jackie Robinson was ,"I am not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being." - This quote was the most important quote because it supports Jackie Robinson's message that he wanted to convey. - The message that Jackie Robinson wanted to carry out and conduct to everyone was that equality in human rights and respect should be more evident in our world. Contribution to the World - Jackie Robinson believed that equality of human rights and respect should be more evident in today's society. - Even though Jackie Robinson is not here with us today, he has made a large impact on people's minds, actions, and words towards people of all races. - When we look at the Major League today, there are people from many different cultures and races rightfully involved. - Today in society, we also see people treating one another with respect as human beings, and Jackie is one of the main reasons. He cleared the way for many black Americans, known as African Americans today. - We will continue to understand and develop on Jackie Robinson's open mind and remember him and his legacy. By: AJ Hanmer -In 1972, Jackie's baseball number, 42, is retired from all MLB teams! It is the only number retired from all teams. -In 1942, Jackie joins the US army. -Despite all these setbacks, Jackie Robinson continued to use his courage,
strength, and motivation to become a professional athlete. -Jackie Robinson was born in 1919. -He died on October 24, 1971 in Stamford, Connecticut. Why I Chose Jackie Robinson One reason why I chose Jackie Robinson to research for my biography assignment is because I recently saw the movie 42, and I liked it a lot. Another reason I chose him is that I liked how he influenced the world. I find it amazing that one person can open the doors for millions of others, perhaps including the President. I didn't pick him because he was an awesome athlete, it was because he let African Americans know they can do anything the white men could do, and that they should follow their dreams like he did.
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