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Robinson, Jackie
Born: 1919-01-31
Died: 1972-10-24

First African American Major League Baseball player.

Quotes

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson

Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
- Jackie Robinson

I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
- Jackie Robinson

It kills me to lose. If I'm a troublemaker, and I don't think that my temper makes me one, then it's because I can't stand losing. That's the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.
- Jackie Robinson

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 your life.
- Jackie Robinson

Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade.
- Jackie Robinson

The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.
- Jackie Robinson



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