Jackie Robinson: Willing to Fight for It.

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Courtesy of MLB.com

I believe in the human race. I believe in the warm heart. I believe in man’s integrity. I believe in the goodness of a free society. And I believe that the society can remain good only as long as we are willing to fight for it — and to fight against whatever imperfections may exist.

Free Minds and Free Hearts Work, Robinson’s 1952 recorded essay for the Edward R. Murrow’s radio series, “This I Believe.”

Most Americans think of April 15 as Tax Day. And of course, many of us were indeed busy with taxes on that day–and on that night. But it was “Jackie Robinson Day” in the world of Major League Baseball; a day to honor a man who fought to desegregate American life by desegregating one of America’s greatest pastimes.

He played ball, but he knew it was more than a game.

Since baseball season is in the swing of things in earnest, I decided to post Jackie Robinson’s Hall of Fame speech upon his induction in 1962.

Some games are bigger than the score.

Courtesy of MLB.com

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