Live National Theater highlights baseball legend


HAMILTON – “After the game, Jackie Robinson came into our clubhouse and shook my hand ... I thought that was a classy gesture …. What meant even more was what Jackie told the press, ‘ Mantle beat us. He was the difference between the two teams.’ I have to admit, I became a Jackie Robinson fan on the spot. And when I think of that World Series, his gesture is what comes to mind. Here was a player who had without doubt suffered more abuse and more taunts and more hatred than any player in the history of the game. And he had made a special effort to compliment and encourage a young white kid from Oklahoma.” – Mickey Mantle

notice There's more to this story! You're only seeing 18% of the story. Subscribe now to get immediate access to the rest of the story as well as our whole online offering.

Today's Other Stories

© 2016 Snyder Communications/The Evening Sun
29 Lackawanna Avenue, Norwich, NY 13815 - (607) 334-3276
We're on Facebook