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Jackie Robinson: A Friendship in the Midst of Racism

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 16, 2013

...professional baseball players. One that had to face the evils of racism everywhere he went…and another who decided to show people how he felt about racism and be a friend to his teammate.

Jackie Robinson was the first black to play major league baseball. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced jeering crowds in every stadium. While playing one day in his home stadium in Brooklyn, he committed an error. The fans began to ridicule him. He stood at second base, humiliated, while the fans jeered. Then, shortstop Pee Wee Reese came over and stood next to him. He put his... (more)

Tags: baseball, friendship, racism, jackie robinson, color barrier, pee wee reese

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