“I don’t believe that power always corrupts. I think power can also cleanse.”
‘42’ accurately depicts the hostility Jackie Robinson faced from players and fans. But the film left out a memorable encounter with Hank Greenberg.
The Coney Island statue depicting Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese was rededicated in a special ceremony on Monday.
Vandals defaced a statue of barrier-breaking baseball star Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn, scrawling a racial slur, a swastika and anti-Semitic language on the figure outside a minor league baseball park, police said on Wednesday.
‘42’ accurately depicts the hostility Jackie Robinson faced from players and fans. But the hit film leaves out a memorable encounter Robinson had with Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg.
Jackie Robinson showed legendary class and courage in his fight against baseball’s color bar. Less well known is the trailblazer’s steadfast battle against black anti-Semitism.
When Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line in 1947, he inspired blacks and Jews alike. But the role of Jews in baseball was surprisingly complicated, a new book reveals.