Gentle Giant: The Andre Rodgers Story – Caribbean Film Database
suggest an edit
Gentle Giant: The Andre Rodgers Story Gina Rodgers Sealy, Gina Rodgers Sealy, Kevin Tylor 2014 | The Bahamas, USA | English |
| Feature Documentary

Andre Rodgers grew up playing cricket in the British colony of The Bahamas, and had never even seen a game of baseball before he went to try out for the New York Giants minor league farm system in 1954. He was signed immediately and became a minor league superstar before playing eleven seasons in the major leagues with the Giants, the Cubs, and the Pirates. Rodgers lived in two worlds, the violent racial struggles of America in the 50s and 60s and the sleepy laid back British Colony known as The Bahamas. Rodgers led by example and taught many of his American counterparts how to deal with racism while successfully navigating the baseball fields of America.

Produced by : Gina Rodgers Sealy, Kevin Tylor

  • keywords:
  • colonialism, British colony, baseball, sports, racial issues, racism