As the Olean Oilers (Summer Collegiate, New York Collegiate Baseball League) begin to make preparations for hosting the 2017 NYCBL All-Star Game on Thursday, July 13, at Bradner Stadium, J.P. Butler from the Olean Times Herald takes a look back at the ball field’s storied history, including a visit by Jackie Robinson. Read more here. View Bradner Stadium photos here. Read Bradner renovation news from 2014 here and here.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday that, sometime in 2016, a likeness of Jackie Robinson would be the first statue ever to appear at Dodger Stadium. The artist Branly Cadet, a former Brooklyn resident, will sculpt a statue between 9 and 10 feet tall of Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s modern color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Read more here. More from the Dodgers here.
Baseball America Editor in Chief Will Lingo takes a look at the role ballparks have played in movies released in 2013. There are some good cameos here, including Chukchansi Park used in the comedy Parental Guidance starring Billy Crystal as the voice of the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League) and several great vintage ballparks featured in the Jackie Robinson movie 42. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwest Indiana Oilmen are pleased to announce that they will kick off their 2013 marketing efforts with a new commercial that will air in conjunction with the release of the movie “42” on Friday, April 12. Continue reading
Teams and fans throughout baseball on Sunday celebrated the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier. Read more here.
If you’ve ever wanted to appear in a baseball movie as a baseball player or other extra, now is your chance. 42, a new movie about the life of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford will be shot at historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga (TN) in May. The casting team is looking for Caucasian baseball players between the ages of 25 and 38. They will also Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Walter Energy announced Thursday the details to Jackie Robinson Night presented by Walter Energy. Set for Friday, April 15, the night will coincide with Major League Baseball’s tribute to Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers and breaking the Major League Baseball’s color barrier. The 7:05 p.m. contest will Continue reading