Quarter 4 News Letter
Road to perseverance
Jackie Robinson the Nobel Experiment
In 1900’s segregation was a sad thing that went on because this happened African Americans were limited to many things such as not being able to go in the same restrooms, or to play baseball in a league with white people. Because these things were happening Robinson would not get fair treatment in baseball games. Branch Rickey was ready to change that. He believed Jackie Robinson was the man to help him with his noble experiment. They came up with a way to get through it but it was going to take hard work and no retaliation. He believed Robinson could be the perfect ball player but he had to test his courage. Branch Rickey asked Robinson if he had the guts to take in everything he was about to experience. Robinson was thrilled, excited and scared, but ready. As a result Jackie faced racial name calling, Unfair reffing calls, and physical abuse. Not many people felt sympathy for him Branch Rickey offered Robinson a spot on the Dodgers. Rickey wanted Robinson on his team to be in the MBL. Rickey and Robinson worked together to have him play in the MBL. There was still racial calls. The impact Robinson brought to the team was large. All Robinson wanted was for segregation to be over. Not only for baseball but for everyone. Branch Rickey and Robinson worked together to achieve the Noble experiment. Picking Robinson was one of the best choices Rickey has made. Branch Rickey needed somebody who wasn't going to fight back. Somebody who would stand up for himself. And that is exactly what Robinson was.