Jackie Robinson made one of the most daring moves by playing Major .
The amount of pain and suffering this man went through was so harsh .
that I don't know how he was able to play. Carl Erskine said,"Maybe I see Jackie .
differently. You say he broke the color line. But I say he didn't break anything. Jackie .
was a healer. He came to rectify a wrong, to heal a sore in America"(Dorinson back .
Jackie was born January thirty-first 1919. Shortly after he was born, his father .
deserted his family. Almost a year after that, Jackie's uncle came to visit and convinced .
his family to move to California with him. The whole family moved out there with his .
uncle. They moved to Pasadena,California.
The neighborhood they moved into was mostly a white neighborhood. The white .
people did not want them in the neighborhood. They would criticize Jackie and his .
family. When he was about eight years old, he had learned to stand up for himself and .
answer back when the occasion demanded.
Jackie went to Muir Tech. High School. At high school is where he began to get .
interested in sports. He competed in football, baseball, basketball, and track. He was a .
good player in every sport. During high school, college recruiters failed to pay .
attention to him. He didn't receive any scholorship, so he decided to go to Pasadena .
Pasadena Junior College is where Jackie began to get noticed for his athletic .
abilities. He set many records in track, baseball, and football. Babe Horrel wanted to .
recruit Jackie from Pasadena Junior College. One of the best athletes on the West .
After two years at Pasadena Junior College, he transfered to UCLA. Jackie went .
here so his brother, Frank would be able to attend most of the games. His brother never .
did get to see a game because he died in a motocycle accident.
At UCLA, Jackie lettered in four sports in one year. He was the first player to do .
that. He played track, baseball, basketball, and football.