Two years ago, the Yankees decided to play him at first-base. Some guys wouldn't have moved after all those years, but Mickey went to spring training and made himself learn the job. I watched him on television the other day. He's never going to be a Gil Hodges, but he won't embarrass himself, either. I don't know when he's going to quit, and I don't think he does.
But the only Dodgers we talked about were Pee Wee Reese and Jackie. Not Roy Campanella, not Gil Hodges, not Duke Snider, not Billy Cox – it was Reese and Robinson. It was because those were the guys that could beat you. They were the creme de la creme.
I always used to think of who I would like going down a dark alley with me. I can think of a lot of great fighters, gangsters I was raised with in Brownsville, strong men like Gil Hodges. But for sheer courage, I would pick Jackie (Robinson). He didn’t back up.More quotes »
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