Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jackie Robinson

(Note from Mommy: This was a report Casiday wrote for their unit on Baseball at school. She received an A+ and her teacher wrote "Great Job!" on her paper.)

Jackie Robinson
by Casiday Underwood

Jackie Robinson was the first black person to play baseball. He was born in Cairo, Georgia, in 1919 and died in 1972. He was 53 years old when he died. He was never married and never had children.

He attended at Pasadena Junior College. He used to play for the Dodgers and in the Negro Leagues. He played four sports. He also moved to Hawaii and he was the first black person to play baseball. In his first year he made 12 home runs ... that's awesome! He was retired in 1957 so he played for 13 years.

Three things about baseball is that there are four bases, if you get three strikes you're out, and baseball is a bat and ball sport.

I think Jackie Robinson was a really cool person because he was the first black person to play baseball. I also think baseball rules. Baseball is cool because so many people have played it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is very good story, Casiday. Mr. Robinson was a very brave man who was not only the first black man to play professional baseball but he also was an important leader to his people. The things he said and the way he responded to those who criticized him said alot about the strength of his character. He is someone we all can admire.