On this date in 2012, Ed Stevens passed away at age 87.
"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
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