Jackie Robinson & The Dodgers
Thesis statement: Jackie Robinson was a very inspirational, courteous, and moderate human being as a child helping his poor single mother, as a young adult going to college and being nominated for many awards, going to the U.S. Army, and as an adult playing with the Montreal Royals, being scouted and recruited by the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking and setting world records and breaking the color barrier for Major League Baseball.
Mary Kay Linge wrote a biography about Jackie Robinson 's life and all of the the great things he did and the struggles he went through from a child to an adult. In her book, Jackie Robinson: A Biography, she specifically talks about Robinson 's childhood and she states, "The food he collected this way made a real difference, because in the mid-1920s the Robinson family was just scraping by" (Linge 1). This quote easily shows the reader that the Robinson family was poor and could barely afford to buy food. Since Jackie was a very athletic person he would play for food and money to help his family. Jackie was very helpful and tried to support his family any way he could, even if that meant he didn 't get …show more content…
in his periodical, Jackie Robinson: How one man changed baseball... and the World, he talks about Jackie 's career as a baseball player and quotes "In 1947, Jackie began playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was the first black player in the major leagues" (Damio 13-14). during this time period was when segregation was going on and Jackie being the first black player in the major leagues showed many people that it 's not about what color you are it is all about talent. Jackie inspired many young African American adults that there was hope to excel in the sport that they love to play and strive to play for a living and get