“Anson’s despicable antiques probably didn’t have nearly that much to do with it.”
He made Robinson keep the agreement a secret for the time being. Rickey committed to officially signing Robinson before November 1, 1945.  On October 23, it was announced that Robinson would be assigned to the Royals for the 1946 season.    On the same day, with officials of the Royals and Dodgers present, Robinson signed his contract with the Royals.  In what was later referred to as "The Noble Experiment",   Robinson was the first black baseball player in the International League since the 1880s.  Robinson was not necessarily the best player in the Negro leagues.  Black players Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson were upset when Robinson was selected first. 
And in the largest sense, I believe that what I did was done for me — that it was my faith in God that sustained me in my fight. And that what was done for me must and will be done for others.
An event on July 6, 1944 derailed Robinson's military career.  While awaiting results of hospital tests on the ankle he had injured in junior college, Robinson boarded an Army bus with a fellow officer's wife; although the Army had commissioned its own unsegregated bus line, the bus driver ordered Robinson to move to the back of the bus.    Robinson refused. The driver backed down, but after reaching the end of the line, summoned the military police , who took Robinson into custody.   When Robinson later confronted the investigating duty officer about racist questioning by the officer and his assistant, the officer recommended Robinson be court-martialed .   After Robinson's commander in the 761st, Paul L. Bates , refused to authorize the legal action,  Robinson was summarily transferred to the 758th Battalion —where the commander quickly consented to charge Robinson with multiple offenses, including, among other charges, public drunkenness, even though Robinson did not drink.