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    The Los Angeles Dodgers is a professional baseball team that is a part of the Major League Baseball (MLB). The team is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and the name “dodgers” originated from people who were trying to dodge the trolleys in Brooklyn (Los Angeles Dodgers: Timeline). When the Brooklyn Dodgers came under new ownership of Walter O’Malley, he decided to move the team to Los Angeles, where the Dodgers played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for four years. In 1962, the Los Angeles Dodgers moved to Chavez Ravine, also known Dodger Stadium, which is the third oldest Major League ballpark in North America. Between Brooklyn and Los Angeles, the franchise has won 6 World Series titles, accumulated 13 Most Valuable Players and 17…

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    Jackie Robinson made history in 1947 when he broke baseball’s color barrier to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. A talented and versatile player, Robinson won the National League Rookie of the Year award his first season and helped the Dodgers to the National League championship – the first of his six trips to the World Series. In 1949 Robinson won the league MVP award, and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Despite his skill, Robinson faced a barrage of insults and threats…

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    Who was the first person to break the Major League Baseball color barrier? Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. Busting through many obstacles such as segregation. Through all that he set the example that color or race did not matter and that you could be what you want to be no matter what color. So he changed the game of baseball by being the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson was born on January 3,1919 in Cairo,…

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    The leader I chose is Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was an African American man who erased the color line by allowing African Americans an opportunity to play sports no matter what was said. Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, GA. Robinson went to school at Washington Middle School, John Muir High school, Pasadena City college, and ending with University of California, Los Angeles. Robinson’s occupation was an American Major League Baseball Second Baseman. He originally started out with the…

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    In college Ray Bartlett was Jackie’s best friend who introduced him to his future girlfriend Rachel Isum.(Robinson 10). Jackie’s baseball carrer started out in Montreal when he played for a AAA team which is a semi pro team. (Robinson 53). Jackie was signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 by Branch Rickey (the Dodgers owner).(Robinson 29) In 1949 Jackie won the National Leauge MVP in 1949. (Robinson 48) Jackie played two thirds of the games in 1955. (Robinson 78). Jackie…

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    Did Jackie Robinson give more opportunities for African Americans? Jackie Robinson, an African American man that was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia (Witherbee 1). In 1938, Robinson was accepted into college at the University of California in Los Angeles. There at college Robinson showed his athletic ability in sports such as track and field, football, basketball, and baseball (Witherbee 1). Robinson also became the first African American athlete to earn four varsity letters in a…

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    He needed the right person to do it, and Jackie Robinson fit his criteria. Rickey was looking for a player that was: good at baseball, educated, sober, and comfortable with whites (Swaine). Rickey chose Robinson to play for the Montreal Royals. The Royals was an all-white minor league team that was the main farm team for the Dodgers. Robinson played for the Royals for one season, and led the league with a batting average of .349 and a .985 fielding percentage. Rickey promoted Robinson to the…

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    October 4th, 1955 the Brooklyn dodgers claim their first World Championships beating the New York Yankees by four games to three. Jackie Robinson has broken the color barrier in major league baseball. In Stamford, Connecticut, on October 23rd, 1972 Jackie Robinson died of a heart attack at his home. The funeral was held at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, When Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, there were good and bad thoughts and opinions about him being an African…

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    Alfred Walker Essay

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    appearing in 79 of the Cubs’ games and acquiring a batting average of .275; the games and batting average were record highs just as Rube was becoming a career backup. However, he appeared in only 56 and 74 games in 1949 and 1950 respectively, and only had a batting average of .244 and .230. Walker began the 1951 season with the Cubs and shortly acquired a spot in the eight-player trade that was sent off to Brooklyn to continue the rest of his career with the Dodgers, holding the position of…

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    Lieutenant Jackie Robinson

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    On April 15th, 1947, Jackie Robinson shattered the color-barrier when he played first base for the Dodgers against the Boston Braves. Being the only black in a white baseball world proved tough for Robinson. His unsupportive teammates even started a petition to have him removed from the roster. Luckily, Rickey still had Robinson’s back. He threatened that if the players didn’t change their thoughts towards Robinson, they wouldn’t be playing. While struggling to befriend his whole team, Robinson…

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