Baseball Has Done It

Baseball Has Done ItThat S What This Book Is About How Integration Has Come To Baseball And How It Can Be Achieved In Every Corner Of The Land Jackie RobinsonBack In Print For The First Time Since Its Initial Publication In , Baseball Has Done It Is An Oral History Of Baseball And Racial Integration As Told By Its Greatest Players To The Man Who Broke The Color Line, Jackie Robinson This One Of A Kind Classic Features Rare And Candid Interviews Conducted By Robinson With Ballplayers Who Played And Lived Through The First Generation Of Racial Integration In Baseball A Who S Who Of Baseball Legends Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Roy Campanella, Alvin Dark, Larry Doby, Carl Erskine, Elston Howard, Monte Irvin, Don Newcombe, Frank Robinson And Bill White Share The Spotlight With Players From The Negro Leagues, Baseball Executives Like Branch Rickey And Ford Frick And Jackie Robinson Himself To Create A Diverse Look At The Effects Of Integration On Baseball And Society Much Than A Sports Book, Baseball Has Done It Is An Important Document Of The Struggle For Civil Rights In The United States, One That Speaks To The Past While Looking Toward The Future, With The Belief That If Baseball Has Done It Achieve Integration The Rest Of Society Can Too As Jackie Robinson Said, The Ballplayers Who Have Spoken In These Pages Have Told The Truth They Reveal That Total Integration Is The Only Cure For The Disease Of Hatred Which Is Afflicting Our America This First Ever Reprint Edition Will Feature An Introduction From The Academy Award Winning Director Spike Lee As Well As A Selection Of Vintage Photographs That Were Specifically Selected For This New Edition

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  • Paperback
  • 225 pages
  • Baseball Has Done It
  • Jackie Robinson
  • English
  • 01 December 2019
  • 9780975251720

10 thoughts on “Baseball Has Done It

  1. says:

    On April 15th, Jackie Robinson would become the first black man to break the color barrier and play in a Major League Baseball game Baseball Has Done It is an autobiography of Jackie Robinson in which focuses on his personal experiences and encounters while being the first black man to play in the MLB This book is arguably one of my favorite because of how straight up Jackie told the story and how it was focused on the black vs white aspect than the baseball part I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys sports and or the civil rights movement.

  2. says:

    In the 1964 book Baseball Has Done It a collection of oral histories conducted by Jackie Robinson which involved many of the notable African American ballplayers who played in the newly integrated major leagues the modern reader is transported back to the heart of the Civil Rights Movement and is able to see through the eyes of those who first made the great strides in attaining equality and integration in the United States Robinson shared some aspects of his life s journey up until the point in time that this book was published, while he allowed the majority of the book to highlight the various role players or star Negro players who helped sustain the integration of baseball following Robinson s arrival to the majors in 1947 Though several biographies concerning the breaking of the color barrier and its effect on star black players have been published since this book came out in 1964, this work is still notable as an excellent, enjoyable primary source as it simply documents numerous pioneers of the integrated era sitting down for a chat with the legendary Jackie Robinson and discussing a wide range of topics, especially while amidst the epoch of the 1960s.

  3. says:

    I read the book on Jackie Robinson called Baseball has done it It tells of the history of racism and segregation to start out the book That got me hooked on it right when I started to read it It taught me a lot about them and how they were treated unfairly It then told the story of the legendary Jackie Robinson He started out in the military and became a good baseball player He was then the first African American to join baseball The story tells that all the players hated the idea that he was coming to the Major Leagues Branch Rickey was the one that had the idea He brought Jackie up to play and not to fight back no matter what happens Players on the Brooklyn Dodgers signed a petition saying that they would not play on the same field as a black guy One of them even requested a trade In his second season Jackie was brought up from the Kansas City Monarchs and went to the Brooklyn Dodgers People were furious with the Dodgers and especially Jackie Robinson At games the whites would sit on one side and the blacks would sit on another side You heard boos from the white side and cheers on the blacks side Sooner or later though Jackie started to show the world what he was capable of and people started to change their minds and started to get over the fact that Jackie was black He led the Brooklyn Dodgers in batting averages and steals He led the Dodgers to 6 world series contributing to a 1955 championship His number was the first and only number ever retired in the MLB I would give this book a 4 out of 5 because it told about Jackie Robinson s life in a very fashionable way.

  4. says:

    As an oral history put together by Jackie Robinson in 1964 of him interviewing current African American and Afro Latino players, this book is important simply as a historical record Each chapter is a new interview, and the players are evenly spread from throughout MLB at the time with a glaring exception of Willie Mays who for some reason chose not to be featured It would have been nice to hear from Pumpsie Green or Earl Wilson, but I m from Massachusetts so that s my bias There doesn t appear to be any cohesive structure to why the chapters are organized the way they are, the language definatly has a 1964 lingo, and it s sometimes confusing to differentiate Jackie s voice from that of his subjects.

  5. says:

    Hard to believe that I never even heard of this book I should have read it years ago It gets 4 stars, not because it s well written, but because of the way it deals with a compelling subject Grammar wasn t cleaned up, and the language is the language of the early mid 60s, and can be jarring at times Reading first hand accounts of segregation integration, both inside and outside of baseball, from Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Don Newcombe, Frank Robinson, Branch Rickey, Vic Powers, and others is eye opening.

  6. says:

    I thought this is a very good book I thought it was good because you get to lean about how blacks and whites didnt get along Also you learn how Jackie Robinson came the first African American to play in the Major leagues Also talks about his hole life how he won 4 letters at UCLA they where in received in football basketball baseball and track He was one of the best hitting and base stealing players around He was conducted in to the hall a fame when he was 46, later on he past away at the age of 53.

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