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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Quotes 220. Today we have a quote by Jackie
Robinson. So today's actually another baseball quote. We got two baseball
quotes in a row. Okay. Let's take a look at the quote. " A life is not important
except in the impact it has on others. " Okay. Let's look at the note here. Jackie
Robinson was the first African American baseball player to be accepted into the
major leagues. He started playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Yeah it is
amazing. At one time New York actually used to have three baseball teams. They
used to have the New York Yankees they had the New York Giants which also moved
to San Francisco. So both the Dodgers and the Giants moved to California and then
of course the Mets, the New York Mets came later on. So New York still has two
teams now. But at one time they used to have three. This was all the way back in
1947. So he was playing for a New York baseball team, the Brooklyn Dodgers at
that time. So in 1947 and he is credited with breaking the baseball color-line. Yeah, because
he was actually the first black African-American admitted into the major
leagues which was all white at the time. Okay. Good, before that time there used to
be a Negro League and that's the way they used to call it. That was its actual
name at that time, The Negro League that started in the 1880s, so that was around
for quite a while, That was around for about 60 years before this color line was
actually broken. Even though Jackie Robinson was an
excellent player, he was also chosen for his temperament, Yeah there there were a
few other good african-american players they could could have ended up being the
first one. But I think they chose Jackie Robinson because he was able to control
his temper more. They knew whoever they chose was going to have to take a lot of
abuse from people saying things or yelling things and
he would have to keep his cool. So that's why they actually chose ...that was one of
the reasons they chosen him. He was a man that was able to control his temper when
there was a lot of name-calling and people yelled out things, threats etc.
Clearly his life did have a huge impact. . So a huge effect or influence on the
lives of many other people. Yeah. So a lot of other people, I know a lot of African
Americans today who followed him. You know , could kind of thank him in a way
because he was the first one to actually you know, make the step to do it. All right.
and let's continue here. With this quote, Jackie Robinson is advising on one of
the most important aspects of life by having a positive impact on others and
he led by example. Okay. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for
your time. Bye-bye.
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Tutor Nick P Quotes (220) Jackie Robnson = A Life is Not Important Except in the ...

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anitawu12 published on July 31, 2019
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