Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson

Jack Roosevelt "JackieRobinson was born on    January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972. He was the first Africain Americain baseball player to play in the major league. Over ten seasons he played in six world series. He was selected for six consecutive games. Robinson was inducted from the hall of fame in 1962. He was the first pro athlete in any sport to be so honered. Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, into a family of sharecroppers in Cairo, Georgia. On April 15th 2004 Jackie Robinson day which is when everyone on every team wears the number 42 to honor Jackie Robinson. He was the youngest of 5 siblings Jerry and Mallie Robinson, after siblings Edgar, Frank, Matthew (nicknamed "Mack"), and Willa Mae.  His middle name was in honor of former President Theodore Rossovelt.

Jackie Robinson was brave enough too play baseball. Eventhough he was black he still wanted too play baseball. A white man hit a ball and Robinson catched it. It stung his hand a little but he still caught it. When that white man gave him his first baseball glove he got inspired. Day by day he practiced baseball by himself. This is an important topic to understand because he was very dertimned to do this. He practiced everyday. He was then selected to play in a baseball game.

Do you think Jackie Robinson was brave to play baseball because of his color?

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