As you all know, Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues. Since Robinson was single handily breaking baseball’s color barrier, it takes no stretch of the imagination to consider the hostile crowds in every stadium his team traveled to. On one fateful day, playing in his home stadium of Ebbets Field, he committed an error. Immediately the fans began to jeer and yell at him.
Robinson stood at second base with his head low and humiliated while the nasty crowd booed him.
|Pee Wee Reese embracing a young Jackie Robinson|