League baseball. The amount of pain and suffering this man went through was so harsh
that I don't know how he was able to play. Carl Erskine said,"Maybe I see Jackie
differently. You say he broke the color line. But I say he didn't break anything. Jackie
was a healer. He came to rectify a wrong, to heal a sore in America"(Dorinson back
Jackie was born January thirty-first 1919. Shortly after he was born, his father
deserted his family. Almost a year after that, Jackie's uncle came to visit and convinced
his family to move to California with him. The whole family moved out there with his
uncle. They moved to Pasadena,California.
The neighborhood they moved into was mostly a white neighborhood. The white
people did not want them in the neighborhood. They would criticize Jackie and his
family. When he was about eight years old, he had learned to stand up for himself and
answer back when the occasion demanded.
Jackie went to Muir Tech. High School. At high school is where he began to get
interested in sports. He competed in football, baseball, basketball, and track. He was a
good player in every sport. During high school, college recruiters failed to pay
attention to him. He didn't receive any scholorship, so he decided to go to Pasadena
Pasadena Junior College is where Jackie began to get noticed for his athletic
abilities. He set many records in track, baseball, and football. Babe Horrel wanted to
recruit Jackie from Pasadena Junior College. One of the best athletes on the West
After two years at Pasadena Junior College, he transferred
to UCLA. Jackie went
here so his brother, Frank would be able to attend most of the games. His brother never
did get to see a game because he died in a motocycle accident.
At UCLA, Jackie lettered in four sports in one... [continues]
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