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Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary.
Jackie Robinson is a true legend.
To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don't think it's necessarily deserved.
When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career.
Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.
After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson, I really mean that.
Robinson was important to all blacks. To make it into the majors and to take all the name calling, he had to be something special. He had to take all this for years, not just for Jackie Robinson, but for the nation.
All though I didn't meet him. His legend and his saga and his story is just that. Jackie Robinson, we all have to tip our hat to him. Because he made the game available to guys like me.
Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive.
I let my game do the talking. I've had incidents like that but when I compare my own story to the stories that have happened forty or fifty years ago particularly to Jackie Robinson for example.
Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back.
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