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The Noble Experiment
Jackie Robinson as Told to Alfred
Duckett
camouflaged
Robinson camouflaged his hurt feelings for
not getting fair treatment at the Red Sox
tryout by pretending not to care.
capitalize
The other white team owners were too afraid
of controversy from white fans to capitalize
on Rickey’s idea.
disillusionment
Robinson’s disillusionment with the
unfairness in professional baseball made
him bitter and angry.
eloquence
The eloquence of Rickey’s speech
persuaded the directors to accept his plan.
insinuation
The insinuation behind the innocent-
sounding remark was cruel.
integrated
Both white and African American players
signed up for the newly integrated team.
retaliate
Robinson wanted to retaliate by yelling
back, but instead he walked away.
shrewdly
Branch Rickey shrewdly calculated that he
could earn a greater profit with more
talented players.
speculating
The directors took turns speculating about
Rickey’s reason for wanting a secret
meeting.
taunt
Branch Rickey warned Robinson that fans
might taunt him to try to get him to lose his
temper.
Jackie’s
Nine Values
CITIZENSHIP
Do good works to help others improve their
lives.
COMMITMENT
If you make a promise to do something, be
sure to keep your promise.
COURAGE
Do what you believe is the right thing- no
matter how hard it may be.
DETERMINATION
Have a goal in mind and stick to it.
EXCELLENCE
Do your best and stick to it.
INTEGRITY
Be true to your values and what you believe.
JUSTICE
Be fair to all people.
PERSISTENCE
Don’t give up on reaching your goals.
TEAMWORK
Work well with others and cooperate to
reach a goal you all share.

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