Jackie Robinson — Pitcher’s Family PISSED Over Portrayal in ‘42′

April 30, 2013 by admin  
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The daughter of a MLB pitcher who threw at Jackie Robinson’s head in the movie “42” tells TMZ … producers blatantly disregarded the truth and unfairly portrayed her dad as a racist.

It was one of the most important scenes in the flick … big, bad Fritz Ostermueller (pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates at the time) fired a baseball at Jackie’s head … and then shouted at him, “You don’t belong here!!!”

Problem is … Fritz never beaned Jackie in the head in real life — according to multiple reports at the time of the incident, the ball struck Jackie’s arm. 

Now, Fritz’s daughter, Sherrill, is lashing out to TMZ — “The producers of ?42? certainly owe my father an apology. If they were going to portray my father falsely, they should have used a fictional name.”

0429_fritz_ostermueller_sub2Sherrill wants to make it clear — her beef is NOT with Jackie … “I have the deepest respect for Jackie Robinson and the courage he had to change baseball.?

However, Sherrill says producers have damaged her father’s reputation beyond repair — she tells us he was a “good man” who was never as angry or violent as he was portrayed in the movie.

We asked Sherrill if she believed her father was a racist — to which she replied, “My dad, to my knowledge, was not a racist. I was not raised in that type of home.”

We reached out to the people behind the movie — so far, no word back.

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Source: http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/30/42-jackie-robinson-fritz-ostermueller-movie-upset/

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