Jackie's rode to greatness

By: Michael S

Jackie's contract

Jackie Robinson was questioned by Branch Rickey about his courage. He thought that meant that everyone thought he would have to be a coward. But after all the tension between the two people they came to an agreement and ended up signing a contract with a 3,500 signing bonus and 600 dollars a month. (292 and 295)

Jackie's Fight

In the text it says that “an eight year old girl called Jackie Robinson a Nigger.” This proves to Branch Rickey that Jackie has a history of Racism and that he will be able to control himself around racial slurs. This is Why Branch Rickey signed him, because of his wisdom.(294)

Book Source

Robinson, Jackie. “The Noble Experiment.” Comp. Alfred Duckett. The Language of literature. Vol. 7. Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2002. 288-95. Print.
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This is a petition against Jackie Robinson in 1947

Jackie's preperation

“They’ll taunt and goad you. They’ll do anything to get you to react. They’ll try to provoke a race riot in the ballpark…”(294)

Jackie's worries

“Bean balls would be thrown at me. I would be called the kind of names which would hurt and infuriate any man. I would be physically attacked.”(294)

Book Source

Robinson, Jackie. “The Noble Experiment.” Comp. Alfred Duckett. The Language of literature. Vol. 7. Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2002. 288-95. Print.
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This shows that Jackie Believed he had something to live for, that’s why he persevered through the tough times