Carroll County Times

"42" hits it out of the park

Hear that crack of the bat, and the crowd cheering!

It's spring, and it's time to play ball with "42," now in theaters.

Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) was the first African American to play Major League Baseball. The story of the film focuses on the two years after he enters.

In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) breaks the major league baseball color line by signing Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Life is tough on Robinson.

The fans, along with players in various cities heckle him and call him names. It even goes so far as the managers trying to be little him and cause anger.

Jackie keeps his cool on the field.

This is a great story.

It shows his family life with his wife Rachael (Nicole Beharie) and his baby son as well as his life on the road with the team and how they learned to accept and respect him.

The number 42 has been retired in all major league baseball teams.

This Jackie Robinson biopic has had the biggest box office opening for a baseball movie yet.

This movie hits a home run at every turn and should be seen by everyone.