Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story Tickets
Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story Tickets
Based on the struggles, acceptance and legendary life of Jackie Robinson, this is a musical play intended to showcase how Robinson, the first African-American baseball player in Major League Baseball, overcame adversary to become one of the best, most controversial and most remembered players in history.
Suffering through racism, he was constantly forced to stand up to his own teammates, pitchers and coaches from other teams who would purposely aim for him, and psychotic fans sending him death threats.
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About Jackie Robinson
Born in 1919 in Georgia and known as the man who broke the color boundaries in baseball, Jackie Robinson remains an icon and a hero to this day. In 1942, he was drafted into the Army. After his time in the service, he participated in the Negro Leagues. In 1945, he was offered a position on a professional—but segregated—baseball team as a shortstop. Outperforming all of his Monarch teammates, he won a position in the Negro Leagues All-Star Game and was scouted by numerous big-league teams, such as the Red Sox and the Royals.
However, despite his impressive score card, no one would take Robinson seriously. It was not until the General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey, chose him specifically, starting the integration process. In 1947, Robinson starred as the first baseman for the Dodgers but was met with mixed reviews from critics. Despite his rough ride, Robinson finished the season with a glowing number of hits, RBIs, steals, sacrifice hits and stolen bases, which earned him an MLB Rookie of the Year Award.
Thanks to his decision to participate in non-violence (even though others did not feel the same way), he changed the way people looked at African-Americans. As a strong supporter and contributor to the Civil Rights Movement, the first black television analyst in the MLB and the first black vice president of Chock full o’Nuts, Jackie Robinson did not just break the color barrier, he stormed it.
Jackie Robinson Trivia
President Theodore Roosevelt, who died 25 days before Robinson was born, was the inspiration for his middle name.
You will not see any baseball players wearing the number 42 other than on Jackie Robinson Day. In 1997, Robinson’s number was retired throughout Major League Baseball. It was the first (and only) time a baseball jersey number had been retired throughout an entire professional sports league.
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