Story of Brooklyn Dodger legend Jackie Robinson, '42,' opens in theaters

The new film named after Jackie Robinson's number "42" opens in theaters today. Robinson, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 through 1956, lived

The film is said to be a glimpse

The film is said to be a glimpse into what life was like in Brooklyn during the 1940s. (Credit: News 12)

BROOKLYN - The new film named after Jackie Robinson's number "42" opens in theaters today.

Robinson, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 through 1956, lived at 5224 Tilden Ave. in East Flatbush. More than 40 years after his death, city officials are trying to preserve his home as a landmark. His number 42 jersey is retired in all Major League Baseball stadiums for his contributions to the game while breaking the color barrier.

The film is also said to be a glimpse into what life was like in Brooklyn during the 1940s.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets of Brooklyn to 1 Word on the Street: Leggings on a plane
Jeffrey Rice of Huntington Station will be arraigned 2 DA: Man indicted for violent Thanksgiving home invasion
Police have released surveillance video of a suspect 3 The Buzz: Brooklyn deli shooting suspect
Ray Navarette is among the Long Island Ducks' 4 Legendary LI Duck lands in Bloomingdales with clothing line
Troy Ramey of Sea Cliff competes on NBC's 5 Long Islander competes on 'The Voice'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier on April Legacy of Jackie Robinson alive in Brooklyn

Baseball fans are fondly recalling Jackie Robinson's contributions to the borough as a movie honoring

The first baseball game played at the stadium Brooklyn marks Ebbets Field anniversary

It's been 100 years since Ebbets Field, home to the Brooklyn Dodgers, opened for its

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE