Jackie Robison Babe Ruth

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Kesha Farrington
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February 25, 2015

Compare and Contrast Essay Major League Baseball Greatest Two of the world’s greatest baseball players were Jackie Robinson, and Babe Ruth. Both of the men established a career in a game they both truly loved. Jackie Robinson, and Babe Ruth have accomplishments that will remain a part of life’s history in the spirt of baseball. However both are known as baseball legends, they offer their differences and similarities amongst not only by their careers but by their personal lives. Throughout my essay I will explore their history and career also what makes them legends that they are today. Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, into a family of sharecroppers in Cairo, Georgia. Robinson was the youngest of five siblings. Jackie attended Washington Junior High School, and enrolled at John Muir High School, recognizing his talents Jackie oldest brother Frank inspired Jackie to pursue his interest in sports. In 1936 Robinson won the junior boys championship in the annual Pacific Coast Negro Tennis Tournament, earned a place on the Pomona annual baseball tournament All Star Team. After attending Muir High School, Robinson went on to Pasadena Junior College where he continued his athletic career. Toward the end of Robinson’s term, Frank Robinson, Jackie’s oldest brother whom he felt closest was killed in a motorcycle accident. The incident motivated Jackie to pursue his athletic career at a nearby college known as UCLA, where Robinson felt close to his eldest brother’s family. After graduating Pasadena Junior College, Robinson transferred to UCLA and became the school’s first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports: baseball, basketball, football, and track.
Unlike Robinson, Babe Ruth was born at 216 Emory Street, in Pigtown, a rough neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. At a…...

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