"42" the movie

When Chadwick Boseman was cast as Jackie Robinson in the race-themed baseball drama 42, he was immediately confronted by someone with personal knowledge of the renowned ballplayer: the late athlete’s widow, Rachel Robinson.

In the early 1900s, Branch Rickey spent a couple of lackluster seasons as a player in the Major Leagues — as a catcher he once let 13 men on the opposing team steal bases in a single game, a still-standing record — but his greatest achievements came from inside an office.

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The face of Chattanooga and its surrounding communities have been getting some big-screen time lately.

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'There is no magic; it takes grit'

First family reacts to ‘42’

The “raw emotion” of abuse heaped on baseball’s Jackie Robinson left the president and his wife shaken after watching the film.

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