Impacting others

By Denebola
Published: November 2007
By Laura Glick and Amrita Rao
Jackie Robinson has impacted the values and decisions of many influential figures. The principles he exuded throughout his life has quickly become a standard. Jackie Robinson once said “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
Nobody exemplified this idea more than Robinson himself. His impact on others extended far beyond the athletic world. The opportunity that he created, not just for African Americans, but for all of the international players that now play professional baseball is incredible.
His influence on the world went further than his influence on baseball,” Red Sox captain Jason Varitek said. “There is no question that his number should be retired in every ballpark in the Major Leagues.”
All of the players in Major League Baseball have similar feelings about the impact that Robinson had on the game.

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