Former MLB Player Darryl Strawberry Talks Jackie Robinson
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

darryl strawberry smilingMajor League Baseball is celebrating the legacy of Jackie Robinson this month in conjunction with the upcoming release of the movie “42.”

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s most beleaguered and famed former stars, Darryl Strawberry. He discusses the importance of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier.

“There was no Darryl Strawberry if it wasn’t for Jackie. If he hadn’t crossed that line and been able to take the negative criticism and the racial slurs and all the things – no handshakes, probably had to be alone every night in separate places when they traveled because of the color of his skin – players of every color should know the real history. (Today’s players) shouldn’t just run out there and think they’re entitled to wear that uniform.”

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