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.
When calling the catch of a fly ball in the movie, broadcaster Red Barber says "Back, back, back..." In another play-by-play call, he exclaims "Oh, Doctor!" Contrary to popular belief, Barber didn't use either line regularly. Barber said the only time he used... ...
Pee Wee Reese:
Maybe tomorrow, we'll all wear 42, so nobody could tell us apart.
New York City police officers at Ebbets Field have silver nameplates below their badges. Nameplates were added to the NYPD's uniform regulations in the early 1970s, and they were black with white lettering for a decade.
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