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Jackie Robinson
(1919-1972) born on
Jan 31
US baseball player. He was the first black player in the major leagues and the first Black to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; .311 career average.
The many of us who attain what we may and forget those who help us along the line we've got to remember that there are so many others to pull along the way. The farther they go, the further we all go.

I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me . . . All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
Are you looking for a Negro who won't fight back?
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.
I've been riding on Cloud Nine since the election, and I don't think I'll ever come down. Today, everything is complete.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Baseball Has Done It," 1964.
R: "I Never Had It Made," 1972.
A: On being tapped by Branch Rickey for the major leagues.
N: "I Never Had It Made," 1972.
K: On becoming the first Black player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, 23 Jul 1962.

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