Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ed Stevens: 1925 - 2012

"Jackie went on to have a great career, and I give him all the credit in the world. But at that particular time, Jackie Robinson could not have taken my job. I had more power, was a better fielder and made better and more consistent contact than he did." - explaining his anger at losing his starting first base position with the Dodgers to Jackie Robinson


1 comment:

Al said...

Is that why Jackie hit more home runs, had a higher fielding %, and hit 50 points higher in his very first year than Ed did? (never mind that Jackie only got better after that and Ed went on to never hit more home runs, hit for a higher average, etc.)