Saturday, April 13, 2013

I Highly Recommend 42

42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson's signing by Branch Rickey to the Brooklyn Dodgers as he became the first Negro player in the major leagues.  It shows how he had to fight the racial prejudice of the postwar years.  It is not a complete biography of Jackie since it only covers 1946-47.

On this Monday all major league players will wear #42 in tribute to Jackie.  When Mariano Rivera retires at the end of the season no player will wear #42.  I highly recommend it even for non sports fans.  Perhaps there will be a future movie featuring his later baseball years and his life after baseball.

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