42 - The Life Story of Jackie Robinson

Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

photo of Robinson and Monte Irvin I can't wait for the new baseball movie, "42" to open April 12, 2013. It stars Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford as Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey, respectively. Here are a few interesting facts about Jackie Roosevelt Robinson. He was the son of a sharecropper and the grandson of slaves. Drafted into the army, Robinson managed to become an officer, and was court-martialed for refusing . . . more »

42

Posted on Saturday, March 9, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

I can't wait for the new baseball movie, "42" to open April 12, 2013. It stars Chadwick Boseman and harrison Ford as Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey respectively. Here are a few "did you knows" about Jackie Roosevelt Robinson Son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves. First student at UCLA to letter in 4 varsity sports (football, basketball, track and baseball) Belying his future . . . more »

Beisbol

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

Ballplayer Latin American names are common on major league rosters these days, but how those players end up in a Dodgers or Giants or Red Sox uniform may not be something the casual baseball fan has given much thought. Ballplayer is a gritty documentary that examines that process in the Dominican Republic, a significant source of players. Forget feel-good boys-of-summer tales. The film follows two well-regarded . . . more »

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