Gentle Giant: The Andre Rodgers Story (2014)
1h 1min · Documentary, Biography, News · 1 January 2014
He grew up playing cricket in the British colony of the Bahamas. Andre Rodgers had never even seen a game of baseball before he went to tryout for the San Francisco Giants minor league farm system in 1954. He was signed immediately. Rodgers 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 fifty's and sixties and the sleepy laid back British Colony known as the Bahamas. Rodgers led by example as his gentle disposition taught many of his American counterparts how to deal with racism while successfully navigating the baseball fields of America.