Ed Henry: 42 Faith

Newly Discovered Unpublished Material Revealing a Side to Jackie Robinson Few Have Known

Leading up to the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 42 Faith adds a whole new dimension to Robinson’s already awe-inspiring legacy.

In 42 Faith (ISBN: 9780718088804 April 4, 2017) Fox News journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson’s family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie’s humanity that few have taken the time to see.

Branch Rickey, the famed owner who risked it all by signing Jackie to his first contract, is also shown as a complex individual who wanted nothing more than to make his God-fearing mother proud of him. Few know the level at which Rickey struggled with his decision, only moving forward after a private meeting with a minister he’d just met. It turns out Rickey was not as certain about signing Robinson as historians have always assumed.

With many baseball stories to enthrall even the most ardent enthusiast, 42 Faith also digs deep into why Jackie was the man he was and what both drove him and challenged him after his retirement. From his early years before baseball, to his time with Rickey and the Dodgers, to his failing health in his final years, we see a man that few have recognized.

 

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