Jackie as a child
Serving his time in war
In 1942, Jackie Robinson was drafted into the army. He was assigned to a segregated Army Calvary unit in Fort Riley,Kansas. He didn't get to play baseball between the ages 21 thru 26 because of his time serving in the army. Most black athletes weren't able to play their sport in this era because of this.
Jackie made his Major League baseball debut on April 15, 1947 at Ebbets field in Brooklyn, New York. He became the first African American baseball player in major league baseball. His teammates signed a petition against Jackie joining the team because of his racial abuse.
I saw you in your first game and I'm a big fan. I love how you show all your doubters wrong. Most people stop when they face a problem but you kept on going. I can't believe you were a six time all-star between the years 1949 and 1954. You also one the rookie of the year award in 1947 with the best stats by a rookie that by far. If I could ask you one question it would be who taught you how to play baseball and where did you get the love for it?
I'm at the mat
Crowd cheering as I put up my bat
The sun calls to me
Cameras flash as the pitcher gets ready
He throws the ball
And in a flash, I hit it with my all
And hit a home run 4 to 1