Brooklyn, The Dodgers … and The Movies

By Rob Edelman

This article was published in the 2017 The National Pastime.

As major league ballyards across America were celebrating the 2013 baseball season’s Opening Day, a high-profile new film about a deceased player from a bygone team came to movie theaters. That film was 42 — a biopic charting the life and legend of Jackie Robinson of the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers. But not all Brooklyn-centric baseball films highlight Jackie Robinson, or even the Dodgers. As major league ballyards across America were celebrating the 2013 baseball season’s Opening Day, a high-profile new film about a deceased player from a bygone team . . .

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