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Posted By Alex Belth On April 9, 2013 @ 10:41 am In 1: Featured,Baseball,Games We Play,Newspapermen,Sportswriting | Comments Disabled


In 1972, Ron Rapoport interviewed Jackie Robinson [2]:

“I couldn’t care less if someone is out there wearing 42,” he said. “It is an honor, but I get more of a thrill knowing there are people in baseball who believe in advancement based on ability. I’m more concerned about what I think about myself than what other people think. I think if you look back at why people think of me the way they do it’s because white America doesn’t like a black guy who stands up for what he believes. I don’t feel baseball owes me a thing and I don’t owe baseball a thing. I am glad I haven’t had to go to baseball on my knees.”

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