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Dem Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers

1 hour 3 minutes

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Using archival newsreel film footage and interviews with former team members, tells the story of New York's Brooklyn Dodgers, the first fully integrated team in American sports and one of the most beloved baseball teams in the history of the game. Talks about the Dodger tradition of being perennial losers and their rivalry with the New York Yankees. Covers how hiring Jackie Robinson in 1947, the first African-American major league ball player, broke the color line and impacted not only baseball but all of American society. Features prominent players Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, and Jackie Robinson.

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