Baseball And Its Impact On Baseball Essay

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Beginning in the sandlot to a stadium seating over 30,000 fans, baseball has given from children to seniors all a common claim; we call it our nation’s past time. Baseball and America have grown up together. Baseball has evolved over the years from its fields, to it’s numbers and its players. We know professional baseball today as a sport where everybody is accepted and welcomed, but it was not always like this. During this time most of America practiced racial segregation, although the constitution claimed that everyone was to be treated equally and protected. That of course did not apply to people of color. They had separate bathroom, drinking fountains, and there was a color barrier in the major leagues. Baseball had become popular for the black community so they created a league for themselves since they were banned from the major leagues which was run by all white folks. Peter Dieter quotes an African American star and says “Good enough to die for his country, but not good enough for organized baseball." As said on kshs.org “Very few blacks during this period had the educational opportunities that would allow them to hold positions much higher than common laborer. Baseball offered an escape from poverty and into middle-class status”(kshs). For a long time during the 1940‘s segregation in America was the declared way of living, baseball reshaped America into the desegregated America we know today. It’s turning point began with one player Jackie Robinson from the Negro…

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