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Jackie Robinson Story Trailer This is the theatrical trailer for the 1950 movie The Jackie Robinson Story in which Jackie plays himself. The film was released just after Robinson was named the National League's 1949 MVP.
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Added: 27th February 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-02-27 
If someone were to silhouette Jackie Robinson's swing, I would still recognize the batter immediately. Nobody swung a bat like Robinson. To me he held his hands too high and had an extra 'hitch in his swing. It obviously worked for him, though. You can't argue with success.

Robinson remains one of the most important people in American history. Yet I wonder how many of today's athletes even know who he was.

About eight years ago I attended a SABR meeting in Toronto where the guest speaker was an expert on Robinson. The event was well publicized and the venue was packed. There was not one black person in the audience. Go figure.
Posted by: Steve on 2009-02-27 
I remember watching this as a kid!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-02-27 
Ruby Dee, the actress who played Robinson's wife Rachel in this film, played Jackie's mother in the made-for-TV film about Robinson's court-martial in 1990.
Posted by: Electricland on 2009-02-27 
Waaa! I was just reading about this film a few days ago. He had many troubles in his sports career, but as a player he was excellent. Nobody like him. Noooobody!
Posted by: eric1957 on 2009-02-28 
He lettered in football, baseball, basketball, and track while attending UCLA. The man had dignity and class.
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