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You've heard about Jackie Robinson's Sheboygan pen pal--now you can watch him

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It's an incredible story, one that's getting second legs as Jackie Robinson's story is retold in the new movie "42".

Ron Rabinovitz, the Jewish kid from Sheboygan's north side, becoming a childhood pen pal and then a  lifetime friend of the man who broke baseball's color barrier.


You've heard Ron tell his tale many times on Wisconsin's Morning News--he's one of my favorite guests and we've gone on to become pretty good buds ourselves.   It's been a blast to watch baseball embrace Ron who's a fan of the game and a living monument to all that Robinson stood for.   Ron saw the good and the ugly while sharing a good portion of his life with a man who, as Ron so rightly points out, didn't change just a sport--he changed America.

Watch Ron's story here, as told on Fox Sports North this week.  Ron is back in the Milwaukee area this month to check out First Stage's "Jackie And Me", and a Twin Cities playwright is bringing the Robinson/Rabinovitz story to the theater.

It'll be hard to match what played out in real life, but we're all fans of a great story, aren't we?




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