Soul of the Game
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Soul of the Game
This original HBO production documents, in dramatic form, the rivalry between Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson to see who would be the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. Paige (played by Delroy Lindo) and Gibson (Mykelti Williamson) are more aggressive about seizing the opportunity that arose in the mid-'40s with the death of baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who had publicly avowed that the color line in baseball would never be broken. Branch Rickey (Edward Herrmann), the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is the first to seize that opportunity,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Akin to a bloop single: it's not pretty but it gets the job done, even if only for a little bit."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"A great story told in a great way."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Baseball fans will appreciate it far more than non-fans, and it's worth a look for the history despite the awkwardly forced cinematic moments"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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