Presented In The
By: Silvia Cuevas
Introduction to Critical Reading, Writing, and
• The movie “42 : THE
TRUE STORY OF AN
by Brian Helgeland,
shows the life of
Jackie Robinson, who
was the first African
American to play in
• Jackie Robinson's life and
struggles with segregation and
his impact in baseball history.
Segregation in Baseball
• Baseball color line was the unwritten policy that rejected
black men in the MLB. As a result, the Negro National
Leagues was created.
• In 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers manager, Branch
Rickey tried to change baseball by adding Jackie
Robinson into his team.
• Since he was the first African American to
play in the MLB he was subjected to
mistreatment of those who opposed the
• However, he continued with his job as the
new player for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Robinson opened the door to many other black
players to join the MLB, something that put an end
to segregation in baseball.
Today is a different story. Every team in the Major
Leagues Baseball is compose of players from
different race or ethnic group.
The film 42 has received good reviews
by critics since the movie made a nice
job displaying the life and struggles of
the man who made a change in baseball
and in history as well.
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