The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 04/22/2013 10:33 AM | Comments: 0
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Major League Baseball and its 30 teams plan to take thousands of teenagers to see the Jackie Robinson film "42."
MLB announced the movie outing Monday.
Teams will chose students from the eighth grade to the 12th grade in the United States and Canada for private screenings in their cities. Commissioner Bud Selig will host the first showing Tuesday in Milwaukee along with Sharon Robinson, daughter of the player who broke baseball's colour barrier in 1947.
Selig says the movie depicts the proudest moment in baseball history. He says the film can help "educate our next generation about Jackie Robinson's vital impact on our nation."
The movie "42" led the domestic box office earlier this month after its opening weekend, 66 years after Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
'Orphan Black,' 'Gabrielle' top Screen Awards
'300' sequel rules box office with $45.1M debut
Is LUPITA the new black?
No need for speed
Wes Anderson dreams of a Europe before bombs fell
Gumshoe spoof a gently amusing outing
Anita Hill finally gets the last word
Grecian formula: Sequel to swords-and-sandals epic delivers similar slaughter on the seas
Review: 'Peabody & Sherman' a sweet, geeky jaunt
Time-travelling reboot a fun trip way back
A look at actors who have played Jesus in movies
Casting Jesus: Did he really look like Brad Pitt?
Short still sees 'SCTV' buds all the time
'Rio 2' to kick off TIFF kids festival