History of Baseball inHistory of Baseball inthe United Statesthe United Statesby Bryce Alonsoby Bryce Alonso
What Started It All?What Started It All?There have beenmany sports in thehistory of theUnited States. But,baseball has trulyalways beenAmerica’spastime.
In the Beginning...In the Beginning...Baseball was not all funand games when it firstoriginated.When baseballoriginated, africanamericans were notallowed to play with thewhite men.
Early African American BaseballEarly African American BaseballSince the “blacks” weren’t allowed to play with the“whites”, the African Americans went and built theirown league that they could play in.This league was publicly know as the Negro League.
Players in the Negro LeaguePlayers in the Negro LeagueWhite racial riots would come towatch these games just to taunt andmake fun of these players.These “fans” would call names, throwfood, and even threaten them. Thiscruelty needed to stop.
Jackie Robinsonwas the first blackbaseball player toplay in the MLB.He played for theBrooklyn Dodgers(Now known as theLos AngelesDodgers).JackieRobinson
42There has been a movie created aboutJackie Robinson’s baseball life.This movie is called 42 because that washis number in the major leagues.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkI3RDL5__Y
Satchel PaigeSatchel Paige could havebeen one of the bestpitchers of all time inMajor League Baseball.Most of his statisticswere not recordedbecause he played mostof his career in theNegro Leagues.