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The Jackie Robinson Story

Hall of Fame - Brooklyn Dodgers

Jackie Robinson Hall of Fame
Pee-Wee Reese Hall of Fame Brooklyn Dodgers

1946 saw the beginning of the end of the Negro Leagues, when Jackie Robinson was signed
by owner/manager Branch Rickey to be the first black player for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

 

Field of Dreams
Director: Phil Alden Robinson 1989
Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, more - see IMDb refs

Shoeless Joe Jackson was banned from baseball due to his alleged
involvement in the Black Sox scandal of 1919, though courts acquitted him.

 


Brad Pitt is a native Sagittarian, Sign of the Archer

 

Moneyball
Director: Bennett Miller 2011
Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, more

Billy Beane Official homepage

 

 

Robert 'The Natural' Redford and baseball: Ted Williams
Director: Barry Levinson 1984
Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, more - see IMDb refs

Theodore Samuel Williams (The Kid, Teddy Ballgame, Splendid Splinter or Thumper)
Last Game: September 28, 1960 (Age 42.029)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1966


Ted Williams and Babe Ruth

check Gaylord Jackson Perry LHP
Last Game: September 21, 1983 (Age 45.006)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1991.

 

 

Trouble With The Curve 2012
Directed by Robert Lorenz
Stars include Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman

Sanford Koufax (The Left Arm of God)
Sandy Koufax throws a perfect game LHP Dodgers in LA - Sept 9 1965
Last Game: October 2, 1966 (Age 30.276)
Sandy Koufax Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1972

Mickey Mantle Hall of Fame. He played his entire
18-year career with the New York Yankees

 

 

Documentary series PBS Ken Burns - Baseball

Negro Baseball League Documentary 3:36

Henry Louis Aaron (Hammer, Hammerin' Hank or Bad Henry)
(twitter: @HenryLouisAaron)
Last Game: October 3, 1976 (Age 42.241)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1982

Willie Howard Mays (Say Hey Kid)
Last Game: September 9, 1973 (Age 42.126)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1979

Nolan Ryan The Ryan Express
Ryan pitched for the New York Mets 1966, 1968–71, the California Angels 1972–79, the Houston Astros 1980–88, and
the Texas Rangers 1989–93. He holds the career records for no-hitters (7) and strikeouts (5,714).
Last Game: September 22, 1993 (Age 46.234)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1999 (491/497 ballots).

 

 

Phoenix Flicks - comments re Moneyball and Billy Beane, Oakland A's general manager
film locations: stadiums all over the United States.

Bert Randolph Sugar, 1936-2012
Official MLBlog of Keith Olbermann

 


 

Jackie Robinson
DOB January 31, 1919 at 6:30 PM in Cairo, Georgia

Sun 11° Aquarius 06' and Moon 11° Aquarius 51'
Ascendant 28° Leo 35' and Midheaven 25° Taurus 47'
Destiny Path: Birthpath 7

 

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson became the first African-American major league baseball player when the Brooklyn Dodgers brought him onto the diamond on April 15, 1947. Branch Rickey had scouts check Robinson out when he played for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945, after his discharge from the Army. He played shortstop and had a batting average of .387. In his first game with the Dodgers he went 0 for 3 against the Boston Braves.

Jackie Robinson has the royal marriage in his star chart down to the nano-second with Sun 11° Aquarius 06’ and Moon 11° Aquarius 51’. Aquarius is the sign of modernization, the new and revolutionary improvements we continually add and update that constitute quality of life. Robinson had surgery on his right ankle [Aquarius] during his 1948 season with the Dodgers, at a pivotal time in his personal star line up. Jupiter went direct and his Lunar and Saturn Returns were operating, in effect, as a brief prep for his decision to seek advice from a mentor in Spring of '49. Robinson's batting coach [Jupiter] would be Hall of Famer George Sisler, then working as an advisor to the Dodgers. At Sisler's suggestion, Robinson spent hours at a batting tee, learning to hit the ball to right field. Sisler taught Robinson to anticipate a fastball, on the theory that it is easier to subsequently adjust to a slower curveball. Robinson also noted that, "Sisler showed me how to stop lunging, how to check my swing until the last fraction of a second". During June, 1949 Robinson enjoyed a powerful Pisces stellium his 7th house, with Venus in Aries [June 22, 1949] and won the 1949 Most Valuable Player award for the National League. He was leading the league with a .342 batting average and 37 stolen bases.

The Ascendant is conjunct the royal star, Leo alpha Regulus @ 28° Leo 35’, a powerful augury for the renown, prosperous, and straight arrow. Additionally, Robinson packed a ‘secret weapon’ and hidden strength. Saturn is the great engineer who will move those in obscurity up the ladder into the public domain. Saturn, deposited in his Ascendant, follows the lifestyle advice of the Christ: be wise as the serpent and gentle as the dove. Saturn is the Lord of Time but in the case of Robinson, Saturn is more than perfect timing, he is a vessel of golden silence.

Branch Rickey was looking for a man who knew the key to success in his own character. There are four power points to a successful name, and a secret fifth that is concealed within the four. They are: To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Be Silent, and the fifth, To Go Forth.

When Rickey signed Jackie Robinson he gave sound advice about the racial atmosphere in the ballpark at the time. Robinson was well acquainted with racial problems in close quarters. During WWII, Robinson had been a second lieutenant in the United States Army with what would later become the first black tank unit to see combat [the 761st "Black Panthers" Tank Battalion] and he ran headlong into racial discrimination. Robinson's attitude during the military harassment case not only presaged his breaking of the color line in baseball, but some think that he may have influenced, however indirectly, President Harry S. Truman’s decision to integrate U.S. Armed forces in 1948.

Rickey secured a promise of silence from Robinson, during his first year with the Dodgers, so he settled in to professional sports without a grotesque whitebread incident. Rickey was the general manager of the Dodgers and so symbolized Saturn [male authority] in Robinson’s chart, just as the military brass, who defended Robinson during a racial discrimination question in the Army, represent Saturn. Robinson’s own discipline, loyalty, and determination to remain true to his word is well documented as evidence of the developed Saturn character.

Robinson was on six World Series teams, earned six consecutive All-Star Game nominations, and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. He is known as an extraordinary sportsman in any collection of athletes, professional and Olympic. No other player since World War I has stolen home more than Robinson, who did it 19 times in his career. In 2000, he ranked number 44 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players. On June 4, 1972, the Dodgers retired Jackie Robinson team number 42. April 15, 1979, all MLB teams retired Number 42, across the board, in honor of Jackie Robinson.

Some other well known people with the royal marriage in Aquarius: Claire Bloom, Ernest Borgnine, Christie Brinkley, Joe Garagiola, Gene Hackman, Sherman Hemsley, Brandon Lee, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Leslie Nielsen, Nick Nolte, Jack Palance, Francois Truffaut, Bess Truman, and Lana Turner

 

 

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