PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
18 April 2013 | tavm
9 | 42 is a near-great depiction of Jackie Robinson's breaking the color line in baseball history
A few years ago during Black History Month, I reviewed The Jackie Robinson Story which starred Robinson. I mentioned he...
In the movie, the punishment for not agreeing to play on the same team with Jackie Robinson was being "traded to Pittsburgh". Branch Rickey left the Dodgers in 1950, and become general Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1953. Bobby Bragan, who said he wanted to be traded but then asked ... ...
Why don'tcha look in a mirror? This is a white man's game!
In 1947 after signing Hank Greenberg, the left field fence in Forbes Field (PGH) was shortened to allow for more homers and was labelled "Greenberg Gardens". The bullpens were there also. When the film shows Jackie homering off Ostermueller, the old fence and layout are shown.
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