[NFBMO] 42

Steve Cook stanley7709 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 01:45:07 UTC 2022

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In 1945, sportswriter 
Wendell Smith
suggests that 
Brooklyn Dodgers
Branch Rickey
consider Jackie Robinson as the black ballplayer Rickey is looking for.
Robinson and his team, the 
Kansas City Monarchs,
stop by a gas station. When the attendant refuses Robinson entry to the
washroom, Robinson says they will find another station at which to fill up
team bus, and the attendant relents. As Robinson steps out, a scout for the
Dodgers sent by Rickey approaches him and invites him to Brooklyn. He is
a $600 per month contract and a $3,500 signing bonus, which Robinson accepts
after being warned by Rickey that he must control his temper if he wants to
play. Robinson proposes to his girlfriend, 
by phone and she accepts.
spring training,
Robinson earns a roster spot with the 
Montreal Royals,
affiliate of the Brooklyn 
farm system.
After a great season there and spring training in Panama, he advances to the
Dodgers. Many of the players soon sign a petition, stating they refuse to
play with Robinson, but manager 
Leo Durocher
insists Robinson will play with the main team, and they relent. When
Durocher is suspended by 
Happy Chandler,
Commissioner of Baseball,
for actions in his personal life, leaving the Dodgers without a manager to
start the regular season, 
Burt Shotton
agrees to manage the team.
In a game against the 
Philadelphia Phillies,
Ben Chapman
taunts Robinson, causing him to go back to the dugout and smash his bat out
of frustration. With encouragement from Rickey, Robinson then returns to the
field and hits a single, steals second base and advances to third on a
throwing error, and scores the winning run. When Chapman's behavior toward
generates bad press for the team, Phillies' 
general manager
Herb Pennock
requires him to pose with Robinson for newspapers and magazine photos prior
to the next game between the two teams.
Later, Robinson's teammate 
Pee Wee Reese
comes to understand what kind of pressure Robinson is facing, and makes a
public show of solidarity, standing with his arm around Robinson's shoulders
before a hostile crowd at 
Crosley Field
silencing them.
In a game against the 
St. Louis Cardinals,
Enos Slaughter
"accidentally" spikes Robinson on the back of the leg with his 
while running to first base.
Robinson's home run against 
Pittsburgh Pirates
Fritz Ostermueller,
who had earlier hit him in the head, helps clinch the National League
pennant for the Dodgers, sending them to the 
World Series.
A series of texts are shown in the epilogue of the film regarding Robinson
and his teammates future involvements as well as others.
list of 25 items
Chadwick Boseman
Jackie Robinson
Harrison Ford
Branch Rickey
André Holland
Wendell Smith
Christopher Meloni
Leo Durocher
John C. McGinley
Red Barber
Toby Huss
Clyde Sukeforth
Lucas Black
Pee Wee Reese
Alan Tudyk
Ben Chapman
Nicole Beharie
Rachel Isum Robinson
C. J. Nitkowski
Dutch Leonard
Brett Cullen
Clay Hopper
Gino Anthony Pesi
Joe Garagiola Sr.
Ryan Merriman
Dixie Walker
T. R. Knight
as Harold Parrott 
Hamish Linklater
Ralph Branca
Brad Beyer
Kirby Higbe
Jesse Luken
Eddie Stanky
Max Gail
Burt Shotton
Peter MacKenzie
Happy Chandler
Linc Hand as 
Fritz Ostermueller
Jeremy Ray Taylor
as Boy 
James Pickens Jr.
as Mr. Brock 
Dusan Brown as 
Ed Charles
Peter Jurasik
as Hotel Manager 
Colman Domingo
as Lawson Bowman 

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Steve Cook
District 2 State Board Member of the National Federation of the Blind of SC
President of the Computer Science & Technology Division of the National
Federation of the Blind of SC
1st Vice President of the Columbia chapter of the National Federation of the
Blind of SC
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