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    dharmafarmer, wintergreen8694

    Robinson was also considerably younger than Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson (who was in fact dead in 1947 and past being a power player) and fulfilled Rickey's requirement that he be a player with a future in MLB and not just a past in the negro leagues.  

    At some point I wouldn't mind seeing a biopic of Robinson that covered his later years and his activism in the civil rights movement.    

    And yes, I'm certain Robinson learned all sorts of ugly truths about America during his playing years, north and south.  Though Robinson had diabetes, I feel certain that the stress and strain he endured as a Dodger contributed mightily to his early death.  

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