By Glenn Stout
Baseball Heroes is the 1st ebook within the new heart grade nonfiction sequence sturdy activities, in regards to the inspiring lifestyles tales of significant league athletes who've triumph over hindrances during their existence and careers. each one booklet tells the tales of athletes who've encountered and triumph over major stumbling blocks, and whose tale exempifies personality and nerve within the face of adversity. Baseball Heroes highlights gamers who have been one of the first to damage via obstacles of race, ethnicity or even intercourse that allows you to play expert baseball. matters comprise Jackie Robinson, Hank Greenburg, Fernando Valenzuela, and Ila Borders.
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The decision was a huge relief to Hank, and when he made his way to the ballpark on Rosh Hashanah, he saw a newsboy in the street holding a stack of newspapers. Hank saw his picture on the cover and decided to take a closer look. As he did, a big smile broke out on his face. Beneath his picture were a few words written in Hebrew, a language used by many Jewish people, and then the same words in English. ” Now he could concentrate on baseball. The Tigers needed every win they could get. But Boston played Detroit tough, and entering the seventh inning, the Tigers trailed 1–0.
Lasorda hoped to bring him along slowly. The Dodgers’ opponents on opening day were the Houston Astros, the defending champions of the National League’s Western Division. Although Fernando had pitched well in spring training, he had pitched batting practice the previous day. The Dodgers manager wasn’t even sure that Fernando would have the strength to pitch on two consecutive days. Still, Lasorda had no other choice. He went to Fernando’s locker and placed a brand-new baseball in his glove. That is sometimes the way a baseball manager lets a player know he is the starting pitcher.
Jackie was confused. He looked around, wondering who the bus driver was talking to. Then he heard the voice again. “I mean you! ” The bus turned silent as all the passengers watched the confrontation. Jackie didn’t move. He knew he had every right to sit wherever he wanted. “That’s up to you,” Jackie answered as he sat in the seat, his eyes blazing. The bus driver tried once more. ” he yelled. But Jackie stayed put. He rode the bus in silence until it arrived at the bus station. Then the driver, true to his word, reported Robinson’s behavior, and Jackie was arrested by military police.
Baseball Heroes by Glenn Stout