Jackie Robinson's Perseverance

Examples from The Noble Experiment

Best Efforts and Unfairness

“… A chance in the Red Sox tryout, and we put our best efforts into it.” (291)

“The Boston club praised our performance, let us fill out application cards, and said “So Long.” We were fairly certain they wouldn’t call us, and we had no intention in calling them.” (291)

This shows even though people didn't take Jackie seriously, he persevered through it all. He was serious about getting into baseball. Jackie loved baseball and didn't let people tell him he wasn't good enough.

Competitor and Bad Thoughts

Jackie was said to be a competitor and contender for baseball because he tried really hard to get in the majors, then finally got in. (293)

Jackie was thinking about what would happen when he got to the majors. He thought he would get hit by pitches, called names, and wouldn't be liked very much. He put that away and ended up being an amazing player, and was liked a lot, by the fans and other players. (295)

Jackie put all of the bad thoughts away and was a great player and competitor. Players and fans grew to like him very much because he persevered.

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A Jackie Robinson signed baseball.
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The Baltimore Orioles on Jackie Robinson Day, celebrating Jackie's accomplishments.


Robinson, Jackie. "The Noble Experiment." Comp. Alfred Duckett. The Language of Literature. Vol. 7. Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2002. 288-95. Print.

Dakota P.