MLB Hall of Famer Willie Mays Talks Jackie Robinson
Black Enterprise Magazine Summer 2019 Issue

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Major 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 five greatest players ever, according to many, the great Willie Mays. He discusses the importance of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier and led the way for his inclusion in the sport.

“We all rooted for the Dodgers. From the day he signed, I knew I had a chance to play major-league ball. When I got married, my wife was a Dodgers fan.”