Who Is Wendell Smith: Helpful Or Successful?

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The sport of baseball has always been known as America’s pastime. Since the beginning of its existence back in 1846, it gained popularity quickly as the sport grew. However, baseball was not always as diverse as it is today. People of color had to fight for their right to play in the major leagues. Their journey reached its peak during the late 1930s into the 1960s with the help of Wendell Smith.
Wendell Smith was born on March 23, 1914 in his childhood town of Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in Detroit, Wendell never really experienced discrimination during his childhood into his teenage years. His father, John Smith, worked as a chef for the famous and credible Henry Ford. Wendell discovered his love and passion for baseball while he played

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