PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.
The line "No. I want a player who's got the guts *not* to fight back." was actually said by Branch Rickey to Jackie Robinson.
You think God likes baseball, Herb?
Herb Pennock: What - ? What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Branch Rickey: It means someday you're gonna meet God, and when he inquires as to why you didn't take the field against Robinson in Philadelphia, and you answer that it's because ...
In the film, that Leo Durocher is suspended for his affair with a married woman. In reality, he was suspended for reported links to gamblers.
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