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Jackie Robinson Movie 42

The Unexpected Villain Of '42'

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 11 (Reuters) - When a racist pitcher beans Jackie Robinson in the head in the new movie about th...

42: You Saw the Movie, Now Read the Book

Jeff Polman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Sports
Jeff Polman

After seeing 42, I heard and read too many good things about Opening Day to resist it, and I'm glad I didn't. It is the perfect antidote to the sappy pablum of 42, and I can't imagine another Robinson book being better than this one.

My Special Relationship With Jackie Robinson

Tania Grossinger | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports
Tania Grossinger

I first met Jackie as a 13-year-old insecure kid at Grossinger's, the famous resort hotel in New York's Catskill Mountains owned by members of my family.

Race in Baseball: A Fan's Journey From Ebbets to Wrigley

David Protess | Posted 06.17.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

The pregame ritual happened every spring between 1951 and 1956. I bounded down the stairs of my family's two-flat in Brooklyn, a leather mitt covering my left hand, and excitedly knocked on my grandparents' door. Ready to go, Pop?

How Good a Player Was Jackie Robinson?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Over time, not surprisingly, the story of Jackie Robinson, has surpassed the memory of Jackie Robinson as a player. Robinson was, however, a great player, and an unusual one.

How He Became Jackie Robinson

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

Chadwick Boseman is channeling the legacy of Jackie Robinson by portraying the baseball legend, the first African-American to play in the major league...

The Ultimate Exemplar of the American Dream

Joe Plumeri | Posted 06.15.2013 | Sports
Joe Plumeri

I'm glad that a whole new generation will be inspired by Robinson, who first inspired me more than 60 years ago when I was a boy heading to Ebbets Field with my father to watch the Brooklyn Dodgers face the New York Yankees in the World Series.

Meet THE Kid in THE Jackie Robinson Photo (Which Was Staged)

Keith Olbermann | Posted 06.15.2013 | Sports
Keith Olbermann

2013-04-15-ScreenShot20130415at8.51.41AM.pngThe kid looking at the camera, the kid Jackie Robinson seems to be looking at? Meet Eddie Dweck.

Celebrate Rachel Robinson, Too!

Michael G. Long | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Michael G. Long

We might characterize her ongoing work, including her role as a consultant for 42, as advancing the legacy of her heroic husband. But Jackie Robinson would no doubt be the first to remind us that his legacy is also Rachel's.

Movie Review: 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In telling Robinson's story, Helgeland doesn't dwell on the endless barrage of racist bile that Robinson (and his wife) endured, but he doesn't shy from it either. As a result, Robinson's achievement takes on more meaning and more power.

What's The Word On '42'?

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment

-- Jackie Robinson was the ideal class act to break the barrier and become the first black player in Major League Baseball. Writer-director Brian He...

42 Never Had It Made

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.09.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

To the end of his life, Robinson insisted that he never had it made. He'd likely say the same today. That's the Robinson that baseball, and much of America, has forgotten. 42 tells only part of his story.

The Reason Why Jackie Robinson Still Matters

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- There's a scene in "42" in which Jackie Robinson, the first black player in modern Major League Baseball, endures intolerably cruel rac...

WATCH: Actor Compares Jackie Robinson To Ali And Lincoln

Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

As opening day for the 2013 season of Major League Baseball steadily approaches, the life story of the league’s most influential figure, Jackie Robi...

Go Hard: First Trailer For Jackie Robinson Movie '42' Steals Home

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment

The new trailer for "42" presents Jackie Robinson like you've never seen him before: backed by the anthemic Jay-Z track "Brooklyn Go Hard." You crazy ...