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Jerdan Velazquez Per. 1 Freshman English David Vazquez 04/28/2016 Jackie Robinson: An All American Hero April 15th, 1947 “Bottom of the 4th, runner on first, no outs and Jackie Robinson steps to the plate. Pitcher comes set and the pitch, high fastball!! Jackie falls to the ground, just missed by the 90 mph fastball. Jackie gets up, dusts himself off. This crowd is unbelievable, I can barely hear myself think through the boos and name calling. The pitcher comes set and another fastball, Jackie swings and it’s gone!!! A HOME RUN!!” Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play out of the Negro leagues, faced many obstacles. His teammates did not want to play with him, other teams wanted extrude him from the sport and the public hated him for no other reason than the color of his skin. Jackie Robinson was a hero to all of baseball and many African Americans in the U.S. Time and time again Jackie Robinson showed grit, leadership and he stood for his belief that all people are equal, making him an American hero.
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