March 29, 2013

SPONSORED BLOG POST: 42 Movie

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Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. 42 tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.

In 1946, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press, and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.

In 1997, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 for all teams, making it the first number in sports to be universally retired. The only exception is April 15th—Jackie Robinson Day—commemorating the date of his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger. On that day alone, players from every team proudly wear Number 42 to honor the man who altered the course of history.

Opening on April 12, 2013, the 42 film will commemorate the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day.

Watch the trailer.

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  1. Billy Joe

    I can’t wait to see this movie. I think that it’s really cool how Jackie Robinson played in the MLB even though people were prejudice against him. I am a huge fan of baseball.

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  2. TT

    I got to do a report for school on Jackie Robinson and it actually talked about this movie!
    It said he starred in it himself!I can’t wait for this movie!! (my first time seeing it.)

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  3. Sam

    This sounds like a great inspiring movie. I love base-ball and so do all my friends. I will be sure to share this movie with them.

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  4. GreenCamaro5

    I like Jackie Robinson’s bravery to go to a white baseball league and can’t wait to see the movie. My little brother played on a baseball team with an adopted African-american kid who chose #42 because his older brother was #24 and he wanted to be like him.

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  5. LukeNukem43

    This movie looks awesome! Jackie Robinson has always been one of my favorite players, and it’s awesome that a movie is coming out about him!

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  6. xCARLOSx

    Jackie Robinson is the greatest baseball player ever! I look up to him as my mentor.
    He has shone everyone that the sky is the limit.

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