Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
* Kansas City Monarchs ()
"Major League Baseball"
* Los Angeles Dodgers/Brooklyn Dodgers (–)
* 6× Major League Baseball All-Star Game/All-Star (1949 Major League Baseball All-Star Game/1949–1954 Major League Baseball All-Star Game/1954)
* World Series champion ()
* Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award/NL MVP (1949)
* Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award/MLB Rookie of the Year (1947)
* List of Major League Baseball batting champions/NL batting champion (1949)
* 2× List of Major League Baseball stolen base champions/NL stolen base champion (1947, 1949)
* Jersey number 42 retired by all MLB teams
* Major League Baseball All-Century Team
/hofdate=Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1962/1962
/hofvote=Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1962/77.5% (first ballot)
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I guess you'd call me an independent, since I've never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label.
Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life.
The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.
How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts.
There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.
The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.
The many of us who attain what we may and forget those who help us along the line we've got to remember that there are so many others to pull along the way. The farther they go, the further we all go.