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Jackie Robinson: A Friendship in the Midst of Racism

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 16, 2013

... 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 arm around Jackie Robinson and faced the crowd. The fans grew quiet. Robinson later said that arm around his shoulder saved his career.

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

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