By Sharon Robinson
In accordance with the genuine tale of a boy in Brooklyn who grew to become acquaintances and acquaintances together with his hero, Jackie Robinson.
Steven Satlow is an eight-year-old boy dwelling in Brooklyn, ny, this means that he in basic terms cares approximately one thing-the Dodgers. Steve and his father spend hours examining the activities pages and hearing video games at the radio. other than an occasional run-in along with his instructor, existence is beautiful easy for Steve.
But then Steve hears a rumor that an African American relatives is relocating to his all-Jewish local. It's 1948 and a few of his associates are opposed to it. His hero, Jackie Robinson, broke the colour barrier in baseball the 12 months before.
Then it happens--Steve's new neighbor is none except Jackie Robinson! Steve is past enthusiastic about residing doorways down from the Robinson kin. He can't wait to satisfy Jackie. this can be going to be the easiest baseball season but! what number teenagers ever get to develop into neighbors with their hero?
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So in 1930 major-league baseball operated pretty much as it always had, apparently with little inkling of the hard times ahead. On Monday, April 13, President Herbert Hoover—not yet reviled for his supposed indifference and inertia while the masses suffered, as he would be within another year or so—followed the custom established twenty years earlier by President William Howard Taft and threw out the ﬁrst ball to open the season in the national capital. Hoover, a genuine baseball fan, stayed for the whole game, which Walter Johnson’s Senators lost to Boston, 4–3.
At Shibe Park in Philadelphia, a capacity turnout of 32,000 went home happy with a victory over the despised Yankees when Al Simmons, a holdout all spring who’d just signed for $30,000, hit a home run and won Lefty Grove’s game. Twelve days later, the Yankees opened at home before 66,000 by losing again to the defending World Series champions. About a third of the way into the season, a couple of things had become pretty clear: more people than ever were clicking the turnstiles at majorleague ballparks, and they were witnessing more potent offense than ever.
So many balls banged against the high tin fence in right ﬁeld that Klein was able to throw out forty-four runners—an assist record never likely to be equaled. A couple of miles away, on Philadelphia’s north side in upscale Shibe the last fat year 31 Park, the Athletics played their home games before 118,000 fewer spectators than in 1929, but they maintained their standard of baseball excellence. On September 18, Mack’s team clinched its second-straight pennant, winning a 14–10 slugfest at Chicago, with Foxx and Simmons hitting homers.