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Jackie’s ‘42’ story close to real-life for Sonny Weston

Jackie’s ‘42’ story close to real-life for Sonny Weston

CHICAGO | It was 1951, and Nathan "Sonny" Weston was a 19-year-old recent graduate of Bloom Township staring down his big break: an invitation to spring training with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He remembers summoning his courage to approach Jackie Robinson in the dugout.

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Toni Stone was an African American woman who took her passion for baseball to the field

Toni Stone was an African American woman who took her passion for baseball to the field

Toni Stone's desire to play baseball was so strong that when her parents expressed concerns she'd never be able to make a living doing so, she told her parish priest that she was going to run away.

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