April 14, 2013
Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan
Baseball trainer Jasha Balcom of the Hitters Box facility in Duluth is featured as a stunt double portraying Jackie Robinson in the movie 42. The movie 42 is a story about the life of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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A Duluth man who played in the minor leagues in the Chicago Cubs worked as a stunt double for the Jackie Robinson character in the movie "42," which opened on Friday. His day job is owning and running a baseball facility.