Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 4/17/13
If you have seen the movie “42″, you will see former Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman as the evilest character in the entire film. While Jackie Robinson suffers from all types of racism and abuse, it is Chapman who is the most vocal and vulgar in his actions. The movie shows Chapman yelling racial slurs to Robinson he bats, nearly getting Robinson to respond. Finally, 2B Eddie Stanky, who was teammates with Chapman on the 1944 and 1945 Dodgers, goes to Robinson’s aid by getting in Chapman’s face. Many that saw the film and were not familiar with the events may have taken the time to research Chapman, as well as other players and coaches portrayed in the movie. Looking up Chapman, you would find that he was actually a very good outfielder with the New York Yankees from 1930-1935. Sure he benefitted from playing with greats like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, but he did accumulate some impressive numbers. After hitting .316, 10, 81 with 10 3Bs in his rookie season of 1930, Chapman
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Michael Porter Jr. cleared for basketball activities

Lonzo Ball will play for Lakers Friday for first time since mid-January

Report: Tension between Love, teammates began last season

Report: Cowboys could be an ‘unexpected’ suitor for Cousins

Report: Irving found out Cavs talked trading him in ‘sloppy’ meeting

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Heat to honor memory of Stoneman Douglas victims with jersey patch

Report: ‘Tsunami’ of trades could occur in NFL offseason

Paul Heyman says Brock Lesnar could still return to UFC

Cashman: Yankees still ‘not on equal footing’ with Red Sox

2018 Winter Olympics finally reaches 1 million in attendance

Rick Carlisle addresses Mavs' sexual harassment scandal

The 'Kawhi so serious?' quiz

No one wants to jump with Dennis Smith Jr.

Top MLB Cy Young candidates heading into 2018

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

MLB's top 10 first basemen for 2018

Faltering Blackhawks face tough decisions at deadline

NBA's entertaining tournament proposal wouldn't fix tanking

One weakness each contender must fix before NBA Playoffs

10 breakout stars of the 2018 Winter Olympics

The greatest barrier-breaking African-American moments in MLB history

25 best MLB players under 25

A.J. McCarron might be the best consolation prize in free agency

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

No one wants to jump with Dennis Smith Jr.

The 'Kawhi so serious?' quiz

Top MLB Cy Young candidates heading into 2018

25 best MLB players under 25

The 'Red Sox finally get their guy' quiz

MLB's top 10 first basemen for 2018

Faltering Blackhawks face tough decisions at deadline

Offseason needs for every NFL team

MLB's top 10 second basemen for 2018

The 'All muscle hamsters go to heaven' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker