Major League Baseball and its 30 teams plan to take thousands of teenagers to see the Jackie Robinson film “42.”
It was an accurate, heart-pounding and heart-warming account of Jackie Robinson’s struggles and triumphs while breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947.
It was on this day, April 15, 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier.
As most of us know by now, 42 — a.k.a. the Jackie Robinson movie — hit theaters nationwide Friday.
“42 – The Jackie Robinson Story” recounts the story of the American baseball legend and hero. While doing so, the movie also tells the story of Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey, who went against the grain and fought against prejudice when he selected Robinson to become the first African American to play Major League Baseball.
“42″ based on the life of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson is set to come out shortly.