5 Aug / 2013(167)..As mark of respect No.42 is never worn in baseball



Few weeks back watched this biopic <42>and wonder whether Cricket will have similar theory on honest and noble cricketer.


About the movie:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42_(film)

Jackie Robinson was the first Afro American to play Major League Baseball, and he wore No. 42- since his retirement its never been worn by a baseball player. Its only worn on anniversaries and events relating to Jackie or the team he represented.

There is a very beautiful scene where Harrison Ford( Branch Rickey, the manager who signs Jackie )tells Jackie “ I am looking for a negro player who has guts enough not to fight back, whenever he is racially abused”.

There are some heartbreaking scenes!.

Do know Mark Taylor batting on 334, declared the innings(he was also the captain) to pay respect to Sir Donald Bradman’s highest score(334). A noble gesture. However it was a Test match not a limited over game where cricketers have number at back of their jersey.

Harrison Ford is a fine actor, now suited for such such roles. I reckon <Morning Glory> is his bench mark, and <42> is out there with it.


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