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Awarding of 2017 NYCBL All-Star Game Revives Memories of Bradner’s Ballpark Past

Olean OilersAs 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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Dodgers to Honor Jackie Robinson with Statue

Dodgers LogoThe 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.

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Ballparks in Film

movBaseball 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 42Read more here.

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UCLA Honors Legendary Alum Jackie Robinson with Mural

UCLA LogoOn Sunday at Jackie Robinson Stadium, UCLA unveiled a new mural of former Bruin Jackie Robinson, who, as we all well know, broke professional baseball’s color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Read more and view photo hereView photo of full mural and artist here.

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Oilmen Launch Marketing Campaign During ’42’ Movie Debut

Northwest Indiana OilmenPRESS 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

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Filming of ’42’ Movie Moves on to Macon

Filming of 42, a new movie about the life of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford has moved on to historic Luther Williams Field in Macon (GA).  Read more here.  Filming began at historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga (TN) in May.  Read more here.

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Filming Begins on “42” Movie

Filming began Monday at historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga (TN) on 42, a new movie about the life of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison FordRead more and view photos here.

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MLB Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

Teams and fans throughout baseball on Sunday celebrated the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier.  Read more here.

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Extras, Extras, ’42’ Baseball Movie Needs You!

If you’ve ever wanted to appear in a baseball movie as a baseball player or other extra, now is your chance.  42a 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

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Barons to Pay Tribute to Jackie Robinson

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

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