Jackie Robinson- Former Baseballer

Jackie Robinson- Former Baseballer (In a Nutshell)

  • Jackie Robinson was born in the United States and lived from January 31st, 1919 until October 24th, 1972.
  • He played as a second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 until 1956.
  • “Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting you’re time.”- Jackie Robinson
  • “How you played in yesterday’s game is all that counts.”- Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson- Former Baseballer (Nitty Gritty)

  • “When I am playing baseball, I give it all that I have on the ball field. When the ball game is over, I certainly don’t take it home. My little girl who is sitting out there wouldn’t know the difference between a third strike and a foul ball. We don’t talk about baseball at home.”- Jackie Robinson
  • “In all my years of baseball, I have always expected to be traded. I never liked that idea.”- Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson- Former Baseballer (What set him apart)

  • “In my opinion, baseball is as big a business as anything there is. It has to be a business, the way it is conducted.”- Jackie Robinson
  • “My problem was my inability to spend much time at home. I thought my family was secure, so I went running around everyplace else. I guess I had more of an effect on other people’s kids than I did my own.”- Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson- Former Baseballer (Final Thoughts)

  • “The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The games had done much for me, and I had done much for it.”- Jackie Robinson
  • “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”- Jackie Robinson


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