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    The way that baseball was integrated impacted the African American community by severely limiting the power and influence that their community would have in the sport. Branch Rickey’s primary reason for integrating baseball was not to help aid black athletes; he primarily did it for the benefit of his team’s success and to make sure that white society had full control of the integration of their favorite sport. While Integration was successful both in bringing black athletes back into baseball and providing near-equal opportunities for those black players, the consequences of destroying any chance the black community had at achieving power outweighs the success of integrating baseball. Rube Foster's attempts to aid the black community and create…

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    Once upon a time in a struggling age lived African Americans. Facing a difficult life already, talents by them were not recognized. Musically, athletically, and generally them as individuals were looked down upon. They were worthless according to the white race. African Americans as individuals were seen as inferior to whites. Nothing was heard of in the 1920s of an African American being successful, including in professional sports. Baseball back then was a white man 's sport. Yet, when African…

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    Before Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson, and all of the other African American baseball stars, every ball player had one thing in common: they were all white. But it wasn’t till 1947, when one player stood up for his rights and changed the world of sports forever. His name was Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was born into a poor family on January 31, 1919. His hometown was Cairo, Georgia. He was the youngest of five children and was raised by a single mother. Six months after…

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    Baseball throughout history has been there for American’s to enjoy even during its hardest times. Baseball made it through the civil war, the great depression, World War’s one and two. It has had its up’s and down’s just as society and America were having theirs during the same times. The same connection holds true with baseball and the American society when faced with slavery, racism, prejudice, and segregation towards the blacks. Despite the obvious flaws in society’s views in the past, the…

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    There was a time when African Americans could not play in the major league. All African American baseball players played in the their own league called the Negro Leagues. That all changed when Jackie Robinson was giving a chance to change all of that. A man named Branch Rickey gave Jackie that opportunity to change the game and made Jackie the first African American to play in the Major Leagues. Jackie Robinson was born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia. The youngest of five children,…

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    comedy film about young baseball players in the summer of 1962. Scotty Smalls moves to a new town in California, wants to be friends w the 8 boys on the neighborhood sandlot baseball team. They all take baseball really seriously. Scotty gets to play but is humiliated because he can’t catch or throw. With the help of his teammate Benny, he learns. He and his teammates get into all sorts of shenanigans, like getting kicked out of the pool and throwing up on an amusement park ride. One day, they…

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    Troy Maxson Hero

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    Fences Wilson introduces his spin on the modern tragic hero through Troy Maxson, a (53) year old African American man who was a former baseball star in the “Negro Baseball League”. Troy is a complex character; he seems content in the beginning, but as the play goes on his personal conflicts become more evident. Though Troy is quite a piece of work, he is undoubtedly a good man who struggled to have it all together while also having it all, which in turn made him a modern tragic hero. All of the…

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    Some people’s life revolve around the beautiful American pastime called baseball. People play baseball, coach baseball, watch baseball, and sometimes they even make references to baseball through metaphors. Back in the 1950’s, racial tensions between blacks and whites were high. Baseball legend, Jackie Robison, had recently become the first African American to break the color barrier in the Major Leagues, yet many people still failed to see black athletes as equals to white athletes, regardless…

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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…

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    "Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he 's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you 're ahead." Jackie Robinson What a day! On April 15, 1947, Major League Baseball 's color line was broken when Jackie Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Born Jack Roosevelt Robinson in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919 to a family of sharecroppers, he was the youngest of three brothers and one sister. Jackie 's father left the family shortly after he was born and his…

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