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In '42,' a Baseball Hero Battles Bigotry

Jackie Robinson's widow reflects on his legacy

If your job can make you ill, then Jackie Robinson earned plenty of sick days in the spring of 1947, when he donned number 42 with the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African American player of Major League Baseball's modern era.
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THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY: In 42, the film version of Jackie Robinson's history-making debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary ballplayer and Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey, the man who signed him to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier.

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