His Life And How He Got Famous
How He Started
How He Became Famous
January 31, 1919
Wow I feel so alive, I was just born and I have five older brothers and sisters.
I’m kind of nervous about transferred from PJC, Pasadena Junior College to UCLA. I know I’m super beast at basketball, football, baseball, ands track but this school is the big deal.
I was just drafted and assigned to a segregated Army cavalry unit in Fort Riley. I am going to apply to the Officer Candidate School. It has been several months but I was finally accepted into the School
Wow I was commissioned as a second lieutenant
JI just accepted a contract $400 dollars per mouth to play professional baseball in the Negro leaguesJ
I on my way to Daytona Beach for my spring training with the Royals of the Class AAA International League
I am now in the big leagues, the major leagues. I’m first baseman for the Dodgers. I have noticed that a bunch of black fans are filling the stadium. I also noticed that some of the other players would rather sit out then play alongside me. So I told the guys that” I do not care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a zebra.
Stanky got traded to the Braves and I took over second base. My batting average is now .296 and 22 stolen bases for my season. Now a more and more blacks are entering the Major leagues.
I retired from baseball and I was diagnosed with diabetes.
It is my first year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
June 4th 1972
My uniform number was retired
October 24, 1972
Nine days after my appearance at the World Series I had a heart attack. My time has come and thank you for listening