Jackie Robinson

In deference to Jackie Robinson, no future professional baseball player can wear the No. 42 on his jersey.


Like a lot of young black men growing up in Chattanooga in the 1940s, James Mapp wanted to play baseball, wanted to become the next Jackie Robinson long before most people knew who Robinson was.

There's a scene in "42" in which Jackie Robinson endures intolerably cruel racial slurs from the Philadelphia Phillies' manager.

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