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BC: Works Cited Hanft, Joshua E. Jackie Robinson. New York, NY: Baronet, 1996. Print.

FC: American Heroes: Jackie Robinson

2: Who Am I? I was born in Georgia in 1919. I moved to California when I was 10 or 12 years old. I joined the Pepper Street Gang when I was a teenager. I had 3 brothers and 1 sister. I played 47 games in the Negro Leagues. I went to UCLA before I went to the Negro Leagues. I was the first athlete to win 4 varsity letters in, Baseball, basketball, track and football. I went to the US Army in 1942.

3: I was a baseball player. I was a 6x All-Star in 6 consecutive seasons. I was the MLB Rookie of the Year in 1947. I played for the Brooklyn Dodgers for 9 years. I played 1,382 games I had a career average of .311 I hit 137 Home runs I won the World Series in 1955. I had 1,518 hits on 4,877 at bats. I had a .474 slugging percentage. I hit 947 career runs. I had 54 triples. Who Am I?

4: The Barrier Has Fallen By: Aiden Crawford Jackie Robinson, famous baseball player in the 1940s and 1950s, did something that no one thought was possible, he broke the "Color Barrier" for professional sports. He was the first Black or African-American person to ever play a professional sport. He broke the barrier on April 15, 1947, when he came to the Brooklyn Dodgers in hope to play MLB baseball. In that year, 1947, The Brooklyn Dodgers saw the talent young shortstop, Jackie Robinson, had as a baseball player, despite the color of his skin. Robinson was playing very good baseball

5: during his 9 year career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, but got death threats, and was criticized by white fans, but that didn't affect him and his love for the game at all. He ended up going to 2 World Series, going back to back and played the New York Yankees, in both World Series, in 1954, and 1955. He won the second of his two appearances to the World Series winning 4 games to 3. After he won the World Series, he became an American Hero.

6: Famous Baseball player of my time: Babe Ruth. | Important event of my time: The Great Depression. | Famous Scientist of my time: Albert Einstein

7: Famous musician of my time: Louis Armstrong | Famous President of my time: Theodore Roosevelt

8: Babe Ruth: 7x World Series Champion, 2x All-Star, theres a lot of things that can be said about Babe Ruth's Career. He played with the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and the Boston Braves. He once was the home run king hitting 714 home runs over the span of a 21 year career. He became a Hall of Famer 1 year after he retired. His number, 3, was a retired number for the Yankees as he spent most of his career with the Yankees.

9: The Great Depression: On October 29, 1929, Stock markets crash to rock bottom, and the Great Depression began. The annual GDP per American dropped drastically, and the Unemployment rate sky-rocketed between 1929 and 1939. In the United States, the industrial production was -46% Wholesale prices was -32%. Foreign trade was -70%. The Unemployment rate was an astounding +607%! The United States was in a hole, everyone thought they could never bounce back, and it was that way for 10 to 12 years. The United States was not the only country that was in a depression, European countries also had their own "Great Depression". Over 13 million Americans lost their jobs since 1929 in the year 1932. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, U.S. manufacturing shot up to an amazing 50%. Since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. started to recover from the Great Depression. They did the unthinkable, bounce back from "The Great Depression".

10: Louis Armstrong: He was nicknamed Satchmo or Pops. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Louis Armstrong was a jazz trumpeter and singer. He was a musician involved in many genres of music, 4 to be exact, Dixieland, jazz, swing, and traditional pop. He was a religious person, being Baptist he always wore the Star of David, and was friends with the Pope. Armstrong won 11, count 'em, 11 Grammy's for songs he did in the 1920s and the 1930s. His song "West End Blues", made famous in 1928, was his first of his eleven Grammy's. Louis Armstrong lived 69 strong years before dying in 1971. He is always remembered because he won 6 of his 11 Grammy's cane between 2001 and 2008.

11: Theodore Roosevelt: A.K.A Teddy Roosevelt Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th president of the U.S., he was the 25th Vice President of the U.S., he was the 33rd governor of New York, and he was an Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He was the president of the United States, in 1901 to 1909. He was the Vice President for 1 year in 1901, he was the governor of New York in 1899 to 1900. Teddy was also the Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1897 to 1898. He attended Harvard University when he went to college.

12: Albert Einstein: There is a lot that can be said about the German scientist, Albert Einstein. He was the man that found out the equation, E=MC squared. He lived for 76 years from 1879 to 1955. He was a resident to 4 different countries including, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. During World War 2, he moved to the United States due to the Nazi's, and if the scientists didn't move out of Germany, they could have possibly created the atomic bomb, but that didn't happen. After a long and fulfilled life, Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

13: Physical Activity: One of the sports Jackie Robinson played was baseball. He had good height, he was very fast, and very athletic. He played in the Major Leagues for nine seasons and won the World Series in 1955 against the New York Yankees. He had a total of 54 triples with Brooklyn Dodgers, which shows that he was very fast. Most guys only got a total of 5-10 triples over a 20 year career. If he was in his twenties during the 21st century (now), he would still want to play baseball because that was the sport he chose to go pro in. He never changed his mind about what sport he wanted to play. He didn't choose the NFL, he didn't choose the NBA, he didn't want to participate in track, he chose to play in the MLB.

14: April 15, 1962 Dear Mom, I have my own day dedicated to me in honor for what i have done in my baseball career and being the first black baseball player to play in a white man's sport. I was also inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame for the very same reason. I won the World Series, which is baseball's championship, against the New York Yankees. I played for the Brooklyn Dodgers for 9 years and had an amazing career. Mom, I love you and I miss you, and I hope we get to see each other again.

15: Dedicated to the memory of MLB baseball legend, Jackie Robinson

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