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Posted by Spencer on Saturday, April 15th 2017:

I went to P.S. 25 in Bedford-Stuyvesant and one day at Assembly in 1949 we had a visit by Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella. I was sitting in an end seat so they passed by within a few feet of where I was sitting. It was prior to Spring Training so they were out of shape and really very heavy, not like the players of today who stay in shape year round. It's funny how we never heard of ballplayers getting injured in those days, unlike today where so many get injured even before the season begins. It could be that those players kept their injuries secret so as not to lose any salary since they weren't paid very much, or it could be that since the players were so low paid, the owners didn't care about losing valuable property as they are today. It could also be that perhaps today's players are over-trained as boxers can get.

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