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Jackie Robinson Day To Be Celebrated By MLB Teams on Monday and Tuesday

Even if you're not heading to the movies on Monday or Tuesday, you'll be seeing "42" if you're a Major League Baseball fan. All players and on-field personnel will once again don the No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day

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Weekend Box Office Report: ’42′ is Number One

Well, it looks like we have an answer to the question of whether or not audiences are interested in a historical, racially charged baseball movie. Brian Helgeland's '42' opened at the top of the box office this weekend, instantly breaking the record for biggest opening for a baseball movie. Sure, it's a minor record to break, but a record is a record.

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42 Movie Review
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’42′ Review

My grandmother, Rhoda Singer, died earlier this year. She lived much of her life in Brooklyn and was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Her favorite player was Pee Wee Reese, the Dodgers' scrappy white shortstop who famously silenced a racist Cincinnati crowd by putting his arm around his black teammate Jackie Robinson during pre-game warmups.

I thought about my grandmother a lot while watching '42,' the new biopic of Jackie Robinson and his quest to break the color barrier in baseball. On an intellectual level, I can tell you a dozen things wrong with the movie, from its excessively preachy dialogue to its bloated length. But on an emotional level, I have to admit that this movie bypassed my brain and grabbed my heart, pulling each and every string contained therein firmly and repeatedly. It's a pretty good tribute to a great man. And when Pee-Wee and Jackie embraced on that field in Cincinnati I cried.

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HARRISON FORD and CHADWICK BOSEMAN in '42'
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’42′ Featurette Highlights the Heroism of Jackie Robinson

'42' looks fascinating, and not just for Harrison Ford's weird make-up. Relaying the biography of Jackie Robinson, it shows how the star baseball player (played by Chadwick Boseman) had to struggle against the prejudices that didn't want to see professional baseball become integrated. Now there's a featurette that plays up Robinson's historical significance.

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Yankees Smack Angels, Nova Wins Again

Yankees pound Angels on MLB's Jackie Robinson Day.

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25th Annual Jackie Robinson Game Ends In Extra Innings

Utica, NY (WIBX) - Neither the threats of rain nor hail could keep the Utica College Pioneers and the Hamilton College Continentals from playing the 25th annual Jackie Robinson Game.

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Utica College To Host Hamilton College In Annual Jackie Robinson Game

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Utica College baseball team will take on Hamilton College tomorrow in the 25th annual Jackie Robinson Game, sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Frontiersmen.

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Jackie Robinson Game Postponed

(WIBX950 Sports) The annual Jackie Robinson Game between Utica College and Hamilton scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed until Thursday.

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Annual Jackie Robinson Game Wednesday

(WIBX95o Sports) The Utica College Pioneers will travel up Route 12-B in Clinton to take on cross-town rival Hamilton College in the 24th Annual Jackie Robinson Game. 

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