Jackie Robinson Day April 15, 2021 - wishes db

Jackie Robinson Day is held on April 15, 2021. The day is a traditional event that is held annually in Major League Baseball. It is commemorated the day Jackie Robinson made his major league debut.

Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson was an American major league baseball player who played mostly as a second baseman. He made sports history in the Brooklyn Dodgers jersey when he played on April 15, 1947 as the first black player since 1888 on a Major League team.

Robinson has thus become a symbol of racial integration in American professional sport and American society. In 2004 Major League Baseball named April 15th “Jackie Robinson Day” in all Major League ball parks.

Major League Baseball (MLB), also known as Major League for short, is the baseball association that organizes the operations of both North American professional baseball leagues – the National League and the American League. (With material from: Wikipedia)

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Where’s Jackie Robinson’s Day?

Nationwide, United States

When is Jackie Robinson day?

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Jackie Robinson Quotes

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

“The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I had practiced with the team, and the first scheduled game was with the University of Missouri. They made it quite clear to the Army that they would not play a team with a black player on it. Instead of telling me the truth, the Army gave me leave to go home.”

“The colonel replied that he didn’t care how my men had got the job done. He was happy that it had been accomplished. He said that, obviously, no matter how much or how little I knew technically, I was able to get the best out of people I worked with.”

“Above anything else, I hate to lose.”

“The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.”

“This ain’t fun. But you watch me, I’ll get it done.”

“I don’t like needing anyone for anything.”

Jackie Robinson quotes - I don't like needing anyone for anything - wishes db

“How you played in yesterday’s game is all that counts.”

“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.”

“Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.”

“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”

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

“I felt unhappy and trapped. If I left baseball, where could I go, what could I do to earn enough money to help my mother and to marry Rachel? The solution to my problem was only days away in the hands of a tough, shrewd, courageous man called Branch Rickey, the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers.”

“I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.”

Jackie Robinson quotes - I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect - wishes db

“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.”

“The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.”

“There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.”

“Negroes aren’t seeking anything which is not good for the nation as well as ourselves. In order for America to be 100 percent strong — economically, defensively and morally — we cannot afford the waste of having second- and third-class citizens.”

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