Alright. Roy Campanella.
A heck of a player. But too sweet,
they’ll eat him alive.
(holds up file) *
Satchel Paige then.
Too old. We need a man with a
future not a past. *
(holds up his own *
Here. Jack Roosevelt Robinson. *
spilling to the floor. Helpless to stem the tide, Parrott
(flips through file)
Twenty-six years old, now with the
Kansas City Monarchs. Batting over
350 even as we speak. 350! And he *
was a commissioned army officer!
Synopsis: In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball's notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him.