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Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Jackie Robinson is one of the most famous

    Jackie Robinson is one of the most famous baseball players that have ever played professional baseball. There came a consequence for him being black playing baseball. All white people disagreed with this choice and they called him mean names. Although the Dodger’s manager at the time named, Branch Rickey, still thought it was a good idea at the time and he would help guide him through the whole thing. He thought that this would not only make his team better but, separate the differences between whites and black. This choice did make the Dodgers a better baseball team. Jackie has many problems along the way of the season with racist slurs. Sometimes he would have to go to the dugout and cry. His coach kept helping him along the way till there were no more problems.
    This was well written because it shows how he is not only a good baseball player but, a hero for going through all of this. It’s interesting how the author talks about his challenges and how he tried to get through this. The author does a good job showing how the whites and the blacks clashed at this time. The author does this by showing what the white people said to the black people at this time. The thing the author did the best is showed how Branch Rickey did an amazing job helping Jackie with his problems being the only black baseball player in professional baseball.
    -Dustin J., 14

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Five stars.

    Five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2009

    A great story

    A great baseball, and truly American story about a man who faced challenges that 99% has never nor will they ever go through because Jackie did it for them.

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

    Great Man

    This book truly shows what a great man Jackie Robinson was and what he had to endure to break the color barriers of baseball. If you are a fan of baseball history this is a must read.

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  • Posted April 29, 2009

    Jackie Robinson - Baseball player and human being

    Jonathan Eig's book about Jackie Robinson and his first season as the first African American to play major league baseball is a revelation. This book gives the reader an "on the field" look at Jackie during his ground breaking season. Eig is a good writer who captures the high drama of this season. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted March 5, 2009

    Opening Day The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season

    Jackie Robinson, like Abraham Lincoln, has been the subject of many books. A reader is justified in wondering, What can be said that has not been written already? And like Lincoln, Robinson is often revered in almost mythical terms.
    In Opening Day Jonathan Eig presents Robinson, the man, not the myth, during the historic 1947 season. Along the way he offers insights into the supporting cast: fans, press, teammates, opponents, executives, and other black players. The photographs enhance the text.
    There is a detailed look at Robinson's relationship with "his Boswell", black newspaper writer Wendell Smith.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2008

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