Jackie Robinson

As the nation celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, here are some interesting details about one of the most famous men of the outfield.

“Foul ball!” That was the call made by the leaders of Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West baseball team against Little League International. The team’s leaders have…

April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day, and the most famous number 42 in sports had such an impact that he not only changed baseball, but changed our society. On this date 68 years ago, Robinson made his Brooklyn Dodgers debut against the Boston Braves. It took a brave man to go against the grain of what was […]

The biopic about the trailblazing baseball player Jackie Robinson is catching some heat for the characterization of other baseball players in the film. The family of the late Fitz Ostermueller is upset because they say the film paints their dad as a racist when he wasn’t. In “42,” Fitz Ostermueller is the white pitcher who […]

On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson integrated American sports when he became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball.  The movie based on his life, “42” opened up as the #1 movie in America on the day when all baseball players wear his number to commemorate his achievements. In this week’s “What’s Hot” […]

Looks like the Jackie Robinson biopic, “42”, stunned everyone when it came in number one at the box office this weekend, making $9.1 million. It has grossed more in opening weekend than more recent baseball films such as “Moneyball” and “Trouble with Curve”, according to Entertainment Weekly. The film is expected to make $27 million […]

When it comes to the issue of race in America, Hollywood can never quite get it right.  Most mainstream screenwriters and directors are either too busy  selling us revisionist history (i.e. “The Help”)  or so caught up in their massive egos (i.e. Quentin Tarantino’s comments on “Roots”) that we can never come to the table […]

As another Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball approaches, Hollywood is joining in the celebration of his life with the new film “42.” Starring Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, the movie follows the uphill battle Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers faced when he broke down the color barrier in the sport. Harrison Ford also […]

On April 12 Director Brian Helk brings the life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers to the big screen in, “42”. Starring  Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as team manager Branch Ricky, the film sheds light on the trials and tribulations of an American icon. Watch this […]

Talk about a biopic of the life of Jackie Robinson has hit fever pitch. After months of speculation as to how the film titled “42” would look, the first trailer of the film has hit the internet. Starring newcomer Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, and Alan Tudyk, “42” recounts the life of baseball innovator Jackie Robinson. […]

The coveted role of Jackie Robinson has finally been filled. The actor set to play the legendary baseball player will be Chadwick Boseman. For those scratching your head as to who he is, he has made appearances on Lincoln Heights and Persons Unknown. Boseman has commented on how honored he is to be playing Jackie […]