The epic story of Jackie Robinson gets the Hollywood treatment in the film, “42,” released April 12 to perfectly coincide with the 2013 MLB season that is now in full swing. The project had been in the works for quite some time, with industry veterans Brian Helgeland and Thomas Tull spearheading the production. Critical reception has been positive thus far, most notably for the cast, which includes relative unknown, Chadwick Boseman, in the role of Jackie Robinson, while Harrison Ford stars as an influential member of the Brooklyn Dodgers front office. Visit our friends at Eventful for showtimes.
Over the years, America’s pastime has been at the center of many Hollywood films, with each decade producing some of the most memorable productions to date, such as “The Bad News Bears,” “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” “Major League,” “A League of Their Own,” “Pride of the Yankees,” and of course, “The Sandlot,” which turns 20 years old this year along with “Rookie of the Year.”
While a trip to the theater can be entertaining, there’s nothing quite like experiencing the excitement only a live sporting event can provide. Less than two weeks into the 2013 MLB schedule, it’s certainly tough to make any substantial predictions, though some teams have definitely impressed right out of the gate. As of April 12, the Atlanta Braves own the best record in the majors at 8-1, followed by the Oakland A’s at 8-2. Other early division leaders include the Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and San Francisco Giants. The present-day Los Angeles Dodgers are off to a solid start themselves, and just a half game out of first place with a 6-3 record. Fans can find MLB tickets for games all season long in the Vivid Seats marketplace.