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




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