September 2020

Chadwick Boseman played Jackie Robinson in the biopic movie, “42” about Robinson’s integration of organized baseball in 1947.

The film included numerous scenes shot at Rickwood Field in the spring of 2012. FOR board members who interacted with Boseman during the filming found him to be wonderfully down to earth, friendly, and always approachable. He also took his craft very seriously and worked hard to tell Robinson’s story to a modern audience.

The Friends of Rickwood were saddened to learn that Chadwick Boseman died on Jackie Robinson Day, August 28, 2020. Our thoughts are with his family.

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