Look Mom, I’m going to be on a panel. :)

5 films, 5 figures who changed the landscape of American baseball.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⚾️JACKIE ROBINSON broke color barriers and league records as the first African American baseball player in the MLB. His story of triumph through adversity changed not only baseball, but America too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⚾️HIDEO NOMO left a successful baseball career in Japan without so much as a Major League contract in America. But his success within his first season with the Dodgers opened the door for other Japanese players in the US.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⚾️CHAN HO PARK arrived in Los Angeles from Korea in 1992. His presence on and off the field positioned him as a figure of hope for Korean Americans during a difficult time.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⚾️FERNANDO VALENZUELA known for “the screwball,” credited his signature pitch to East LA native and fellow Dodger, Bobby Castillo. Valenzuela brought together the Latin community over Fernandomania.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⚾️TOMMY LASORDA managed the Dodgers for 20 seasons. In his own words, he wants to work for the Dodgers even when he’s “dead and gone.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

5 short films about each of these names were produced by JANM’s Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center for the exhibition, Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game.Watch the videos http://www.janm.org/exhibits/dodgers/videos/.

Then join us for a Q&A this Friday, July 10 at 6PM PT

Feel free to submit your questions in advance using the Google doc – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffZSheii0cnwmPuVk4f9V0CiDcvLkobj78i-hMtFCeVfNt0A/viewform


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