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By Aaron Rosenberg, Brian Helgeland

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

A novel in keeping with 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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Footprints of original inquiry into baseball’s ancestry are nearly nonexistent. Researchers have seemed convinced that there was no need to look further. In the words of the famed authority Harold Seymour: “Baseball stems directly from the English game of rounders. . The unquestionable link between baseball and rounders was proved in 1939 by Robert W. ” 15 Because of the compelling need to stuff everything into the rounders box, some historians have taken an imaginative route to explaining the embarrassing lack of proof that rounders predated baseball.

15 Because of the compelling need to stuff everything into the rounders box, some historians have taken an imaginative route to explaining the embarrassing lack of proof that rounders predated baseball. 16 A highly respected authority on early baseball summarized this view as follows: “I see no problem in saying, with Henry Chadwick, that baseball descended from rounders. His point was chiefly that baseball was not a game created out of whole cloth by Americans, but that it descended from an English children’s game.

10 26 : : : rounders, schmounders It is noteworthy that among Henderson’s several other works discussing baseball’s origins, none made a case for the direct lineal role of rounders. ” 11 In his landmark study of ball sports, Ball, Bat, and Bishop, published in 1947, Henderson noticeably deemphasized his representation of rounders. Among twenty-nine pages devoted to the development of baseball from infancy through 1840, his comments on rounders focused on the significance of the 1828 rules printed in The Boy’s Own Book and the subsequent reprinting of those rules as “base, or goal ball” in The Book of Sports in 1834.

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