The Best Jackie Robinson quotes

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With the release of the movie 42 earlier this year, baseball fans around the world have been revisiting the story of Jackie Robinson, who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. This week, we take a closer look at Robinson’s life and legacy.

Discover the most inspiring Black, Baseball, Time Famous quotes from Jackie Robinson, and much more.

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About Jackie Robinson

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But you can get those at any ballpark at any time. โ€” Jackie Robinson

It was mostly insults, but you can get those at any ballpark at any time. โ€” Jackie Robinson

At the beginning of the World Series of 1947, I experienced a completely new emotion when the National Anthem was played. This time, I thought, it is being played for me, as much as for anyone else. โ€” 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. โ€” Jackie Robinson

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Relationships may change throughout the gift of time, memories stay the same forever in my mind. โ€” Jackie Robinson

The old Dodgers were something special, but of my teammates overall, there was nobody like Pee Wee Reese for me. โ€” Jackie Robinson


I know that I am a black man in a white world. . . I know that I never had it made. โ€” Jackie Robinson

After two years at UCLA, I decided to leave. I was convinced that no amount of education would help a black man get a job. โ€” Jackie Robinson

I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world. In 1972, in 1947, at my birth in 1919, I know that I never had it made. โ€” Jackie Robinson

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When I look back at what I had to go through in black baseball, I can only marvel at the many black players who stuck it out for years in the Jim Crow leagues because they had nowhere else to go. โ€” Jackie Robinson

But as I write these words now I cannot stand and sing the National Anthem. I have learned that I remain a black in a white world. โ€” Jackie Robinson

Blacks have had to learn to protect themselves by being cynical but not cynical enough to slam the door on potential opportunities. We go through life walking a tightrope to prevent too much disillusionment. โ€” Jackie Robinson

The black press, some liberal sportswriters, and even a few politicians were banging away at those Jim Crow barriers in baseball. I never expected the walls to come tumbling down in my lifetime. โ€” Jackie Robinson

I’m grateful for all the breaks and honors and opportunities I’ve had, but I always believe I won’t have it made until the humblest black kid in the most remote backwoods of America has it made. โ€” Jackie Robinson


In my opinion, baseball is as big a business as anything there is. It has to be a business, the way it is conducted. โ€” Jackie Robinson

In all my years of baseball, I have always expected to be traded. I never liked the idea. โ€” 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. โ€” Jackie Robinson

Why was Jackie Robinson so important?

Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the United States during the 20th century.

On April 15, 1947, he broke the decades-old โ€œcolour lineโ€ of Major League Baseball when he appeared on the field for the National League Brooklyn Dodgers in a game against the Boston Braves.


Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead. โ€” Jackie Robinson

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It would make everything I worked for meaningless if baseball is integrated but political parties were segregated. โ€” Jackie Robinson

Inspiring Phrases From Jackie Robinson

I want everybody to understand that I am an American Negro first before I am a member of any political party. โ€” Jackie Robinson

There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free. โ€” Jackie Robinson

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The right of every American to firstโ€“class citizenship is the most important issue of our time. โ€” Jackie Robinson

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I’m not goin’ anywhere, I’m right here! โ€” Jackie Robinson

I think if we go back and check our record, the Negro has proven beyond a doubt that we have been more than patient in seeking our rights as American citizens. โ€” Jackie Robinson

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