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By Aaron Rosenberg, Brian Helgeland

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A motion picture tie-in novel approximately Jackie Robinson's lifestyles tale. This publication is a novelization of Brian Helgeland's screenplay.

A novel according to the motion picture 42—a biopic approximately Jackie Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers because the first African American significant League Baseball player.

Includes a full-color insert of photographs from the motion picture.

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More significantly, in many of these communities sportsmen imitated the men from Manhattan and Brooklyn by naming their clubs after the famous Atlantic, Excelsior, Eagle, and Empire clubs. Even Boston and Philadelphia came under the New York baseball influence as they fell further behind in population and commercial power. Thus, just as New York was defeating its major trade rivals and strengthening its position as the largest and most powerful city in the United States, it was also exporting and promoting its native sport as the American national pastime— an entertaining product that it marketed extremely well.

Officers on both sides encouraged sport on holidays, in winter camps, and also during breaks between drill sessions to relieve the boredom of camp life and to enliven the training period with activities that were enjoyable and exciting. They hoped to use athletics to motivate men for grueling drill sessions, to foster group cohesion and loyalty, and to upgrade the physical condition of recruits. ” It added: “They also lead to a wholesome rivalry between companies and regiments, and 32 B AT T L E F R O N T 6.

In 1848 Chadwick married a young lady from that city, and he and his wife regularly visited her relatives there. While in town he tried to organize both cricket and baseball clubs, with little success. ” in the hope that a nine might be formed by midApril. A few weeks later, however, the firing on Fort Sumter and the ensuing Civil War spoiled plans to initiate baseball in a city that soon became the capital of the Confederacy. Yet several southern seaports and a few river communities were more hospitable to baseball, in part because of the model and tutelage provided by touring ball players and visiting businessmen from the North.

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