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Sixty years ago today young man named Jackie Robinson challenge discourses which changed courses sports history becoming the first African American to join a Major League Baseball team as a Brooklyn dodger.
Robinson the son of sharecropper spent most of my 53 years striving for equality -- -- and others.
Wanna talk about the role he played in the civil -- -- the first let's look at some of the hall of famers remarkable career.
Whitey Ford -- of Batman to -- -- run.
In the second and the -- Jackie Robinson helped the Dodgers win the National League kind of roared back -- was -- Robinson is one more great name for the whole thing.
And he got the hall of fame first chat -- up but let me just sick a couple things Jackie Robinson and baseball.
He was fine candidate because you -- -- the United States I give Branch -- enormous amount of credit for bringing him on that team.
He went on to do very well in the face of some horrible.
Racism and not just in the south in the north -- well.
In the -- you can go to hotel rooms but in the north he was subjected to all this kind of stuff and he still he kept his temper he did a remarkable job that's one of the great leaders and -- -- and by the way he got there a lot earlier and -- than politicians -- -- Sure Branch -- deserves a lot of credit to obviously Jacqui runs phenomenal baseball player deserved everything he he earned in it.
Just awesome awesome story Branch -- -- okay great guy did all that his son fired me.
It that's all I governors like well they're not says I want column I was I'm -- their basic feel the ground ball behind third throw to first say what.
-- -- rotator cup his son Branch Rickey junior.
Fired on the spot but that night but in the locker thank you anyway you're gone off off last topic I'm sorry to get that out -- -- -- Yeah on the -- but really what a guy and about introducing you to bring you get over your right Bob that -- A huge huge well the other thing is listen this happened ten years before.
Can't the board of education decision that allowed -- upset -- -- -- -- separate but also.
It was fifteen years before the civil rights movement as of rights legislation and the congressman so you -- -- sports and creditors I think.
I think sports and health diplomacy actually works better than political diplomacy.
Because it doesn't get anybody wild up -- are angry gets people fired up.
An excited about something and you can get behind something or is that near Macon and excited by your team and that -- that feeling of pride.
Or if you're helping heal somebody.
Those are the two things that work a lot better -- that -- more quickly than political diploma.
You know Greg Martin Luther King said that he -- from Jackie Robinson the idea of of nonviolence because Robinson any point could have and should any other human being who wasn't as good as she was would have exploded -- some of -- stuff.
And king learned a lot -- a lot of -- Yeah and the I think the one reason why it was able to happen in sports.
Sooner than politics was -- Democrats and sports.
And how hot I -- anyway you a serious question -- all those.
Think it -- a today I think he said to be admired as much for his.
You know athletic prowess and an ability on the field as he has for his character as a man in his religious man.
Great family life and really.
Endured so much as a unit the racism -- growing up and working through that he said he had to do Latinos overcome some of his.
He resentment and anger and things like that that he felt it the way he was treated and he was able to do that.
And so performed -- options you and I think that's that's very -- rebuttal and movie does -- I.
Let's let's let's keep in mind that it was after baseball's best workers over use active in the civil rational outs of the day he died he talked to every president about it.
He is a remarkable -- -- remarkably human being deserves every credit he gets and I hope is good movie all the watch.
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