Jun 13th, 2016
“When he was eight, Dad got into a name-calling fight with the little white girl who lived across the street. The children’s verbal battle was interrupted when the girl’s father came outside and started throwing rocks at my father.” -Sharon Robinson, Jackie’s daughter
"Jackie Robinson In Quotes: The Remarkable Life of Baseball's Most Significant Player"
Danny Peary has skillfully curated the best quotes to shed new light on the man behind number 42. Featured are quotes by Jackie Robinson, his widow Rachel, other family members, friends, teammates, coaches, members of the media, and many more.
A behind-the-headlines narrative about the making and life of a hero. A first-hand account of Jackie Robinson’s baseball stardom, his friendships and rivalries, the people he loved and who loved him, the issues that troubled him, and how he took on all challenges to change the face of America’s favorite pastime, the country itself, and, thus, history forever.
Danny Peary is an acclaimed baseball historian. He is the author/editor of “Baseball Immortal Derek Jeter: A Career in Quotes.” Peary collaborated on the biographies “Roger Maris” and “Gil Hodges,” Ralph Kiner’s autobiography “Baseball Forever,” and Tim McCarver’s “Baseball for Brain Surgeons and Other Fans.”
In his fourth Clubhouse appearance, Danny Peary led a fascinating discussion about Jackie Robinson. Listen in...