42: Why Did You Do This?

Jackie Robinson questions Mr. Rickey on his mission. Mr. Rickey states that he loves baseball and gave his whole life to it. Forty years ago, he was a coach who felt he did not do enough to support colored players in baseball.

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  1. What did Mr. Rickey see at the sandlot? What's the big deal?
  2. Why did Mr. Rickey take Jackie onto his team?

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