Jackie Robinson Perserveres!
By: Lily H. Pd:3
Robinson fights for his way into baseball!
Summary of Example 1: Robinson has to fight his way through all the fans, umpires, and newspapermen. Nobody was on Rickey’s and Robinson’s side. They have to show that Rickey is doing this because Robinson is a great ballplayer, and deserves to be on the Dodgers (Page # 293).
Robinson faces the physical side of baseball
Summary of Example 2: If Robinson was going to play on the team he would have to be able to stay strong when people would call him names, physically abuse him, and throw beanballs at him. He would have to ignore them and focus on playing baseball (Page # 294).
In the Big League
“I wasn’t just another athlete being hired by a ball club. We were playing for the big stakes.” (Page # 293).
“We go through life walking a tightrope to prevent too much disillusionment.” (Page # 291).