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15 July, 16:11

How did satchel paige "lay the groundwork" for jackie robinson to become the first black major league baseball player? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

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  1. 15 July, 16:38
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    Despite his inner feelings Satchel Paige said of Jackie Robinson: "He is the best player of color I have seen." When Branch Rickey hired Jackie, Paige realized it was for the best and that he was not the first black player in baseball in the big leagues.
  2. 15 July, 17:52
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    Satchel Paige was playing for the Negro Leagues at the position of pitcher, drew the attention of many fans because of the quality and nature of his play. this proved that fans of the baseball considered the quality of the game, not the color of the player what matters is the game spirit.

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    Later, in 1945 Jackie Robinson was performing as a shortstop at the Negro Leagues, and the manager from the Dodgers talked him to enter the team, appreciating that fans of baseball would like to see him play, from the example of Satchel Paige.

    He was considered to be the first major black major baseball player, and he faces many racist attacks but still once he succeeding to team he start gaining respect from his reveals
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