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By Aaron Rosenberg, Brian Helgeland

ISBN-10: 0545541131

ISBN-13: 9780545541138


A motion picture tie-in novel approximately Jackie Robinson's existence tale. This e-book is a novelization of Brian Helgeland's screenplay.

A novel according to the motion picture 42—a biopic approximately Jackie Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers because the first African American significant League Baseball player.

Includes a full-color insert of photographs from the motion picture.

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I had these huge doubts about whether I belonged. I also wondered if I was going to be accepted by the other players, especially the veterans. I find it funny how people think they know just what you're thinking and feeling, even when they are way off. It became a cliche in the media to say that I was conceited and arrogant, but in fact, I was never that type of individual. My whole time in the major leagues, I was never completely convinced that I belonged there. I was never sure that I was good enough to be on 60 Rookie of the Year the same level as all these amazing athletes I was competing against every day.

That's our No. 1 draft choice," he told me. " He seriously said that to me. I wasn't allowed to tell someone he shouldn't act like a thug, that's how little the organization cared about me. They decided to show me how ticked off they were with me, too. They weren't content just to yell at me a little. They wanted to make sure I got the message that I wasn't good enough to speak to this big, dumpy- looking, inconsiderate guy. So they got together, talked it over, and cooked up what they thought was a really clever scheme.

I was so rough back then, I was focused on everything from cutting down on my strikeouts to psychological strengthening. People forget, but even for a home-run hitter like me, the mental part of baseball was always important. I was still nervous at times, or overexcited. What you find out as you play more games is that the more knowledgeable you become, the more insight you have into playing in a certain ballpark or facing a certain pitcher, the more it helps you focus and become that much more intensely involved with the game.

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