Check out the brand-new trailer for the Jackie Robinson biopic '42'
Could this be the best baseball movie ever made?
I grew up a Dodger fan and as such attended their games on occasion. Many years after his retirement, I had the good fortune to briefly meet Mr. Robinson, at one of those games. He was a complete gentleman, in every sense of the word, taking time to talk to us fans and sign autographs. I hope this film captures that side of Jackie Robinson. As well, I hope they contrast the difference in players from that era. Today's athletes are truly gifted, physically. But they tend to want to draw attention to themselves for any little accomplishment they have on the field or court. The athletes of Jackie Robinson's era had humble confidence. They let their playmaking, speak for itself. Adulation came from fans, teammates and sometimes opposing players. It was never self induced.