"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": FIRST EDITION OF BASEBALL HAS DONE IT; SIGNED BY LEGEND JACKIE ROBINSON
Baseball Has Done It.
Item Number: 103880
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1964.
First edition of this work by Jackie Robinson. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best wishes Jackie Robinson.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Byron Goto. Edited by Charles Dexter.
Baseball Has Done It brings together an extraordinary collection of interviews between a number of famous black players and baseball legend Jackie Robinson. “Professional athletes seldom speak as frankly to interviewers as these men do to Jackie Robinson. Integration is a fact in baseball— here [African-American players] speak out about what it means to them, to baseball, and to the country” (Grobani).