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Soul of the Game (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Sport | TV Movie 20 April 1996
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Satchel Paige
... Josh Gibson
... Branch Rickey
... Jackie Robinson
... Wilkie
... Lahoma (as Salli Richardson)
... Grace
... Cum Posey
Cylk Cozart ... Zo Perry
... Gus Greenlee
... Happy Chandler
... Frank Duncan
... Pete Harmon
Armand Asselin ... Rip
Joey Banks ... Link Rudolph
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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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Drama | History | Sport

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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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1.85 : 1
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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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I watched it...Then I bought it.
14 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Very good Baseball movie that wasnt advertised much at all. If Any. I just happened to come across it on HBO and was caught. Everyone knows Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, but not many know the events that led up to it. This movie actually brought a tear to my eye for Josh Gibson and Sachel Paige, I really felt sorry for those two. Also it was a very nice touch how Willie Mays was wrote into the movie as a whole, if you see it you will understand. Again this is a very good baseball history movie. If you are a fan of the National Pastime, then watch this film.


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