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Soul of the Game (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | Sport  -  20 April 1996 (USA)
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Black baseball greats, Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, vie to be the first afro-American major leaguer, only to see the outspoken rookie, Jackie Robinson, be chosen.

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Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the army record, Jackie Robinson, that gets tapped to be the first. Written by Kathy Li

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Rated PG-13 for language and brief sensuality
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20 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Baseball in Black and White  »

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In distant shots of Satchel Paige on the pitching mound, it is obviously a much younger (and bald) stand-in for Delroy Lindo. See more »

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if you are into baseball......
14 January 1999 | by (Gulfport, FL) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie. With accurate depictions of Satchel Paige, John Gibson, and Jackie Robinson, this is one of the unsung great baseball movies of the mid 90's

Great performance by Delroy Lindo as Satchel Paige and a good story line.. If you are a baseball fan you will love this movie, if you aren't you should watch it to become informed about some trials faced by african-american ballplayers


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