A Fine Gentleman and a Great Baseball Player
9 Sep 2013
An awesome scene from the movie 42 that gave me goosebumps. Harrison Ford is talking passionately about non-violence. The year is 1947 and he is about to sign up Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player in major league in USA.
Harrison Ford's dialogue:
“People aren't gonna like this. They're gonna do anything to get you to react. Echo a curse with a curse and they'll hear only yours. Follow a blow with a blow and they'll say, 'The negro lost his temper'. Your enemy will be out in force and you cannot meet him on his own low ground. We win with hitting, running, fielding -- only that! We win if the world is convinced of two things: that you are a fine gentleman and a great baseball player!”