The man who broke Oklahoma’s baseball color barrier is back to celebrate the feat’s 60th anniversary.
Sports Brendan Hoover
At 87, Rev. William “Bill” Greason has had more life experiences than
many of us ever will. He grew up in poverty. He served in two wars. And, in 1952, he broke Oklahoma’s baseball color barrier.
Drama Phil Bacharach
In chronicling the real-life tale of Jackie Robinson, who broke Major
League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 when he joined the Brooklyn
Dodgers, 42is schmaltzy, sentimental and shameless. There is no
dabbling in highfalutin niceties like subtext or nuance. Writer-director
Brian Helgeland, who penned the hardly simplistic L.A. Confidential, keeps his focus simple and is content to let his hero worship fly.