Hank Aaron Quote

On Jackie Robinson:

I don't know how he withstood the things he did without lashing back. I've been through a lot in my time, and I consider myself to be a patient man, but I know I couldn't have done what Jackie did. I don't think anybody else could have done it. Somehow, though, Jackie had the strength to suppress his instincts, to sacrifice his pride for his people's.


Essay in TIME (June 14, 1999)

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I don't know how he withstood the things he did without lashing back. I've been through a lot in my time, and I consider myself to be a patient man,...

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I don't know how he withstood the things he did without lashing back. I've been through a lot in my time, and I consider myself to be a patient man,...

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I don't know how he withstood the things he did without lashing back. I've been through a lot in my time, and I consider myself to be a patient man,...

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I don't know how he withstood the things he did without lashing back. I've been through a lot in my time, and I consider myself to be a patient man,...