ROUNDTABLE: Dodger prospect turned author Bob Garrow
One of the first big movie blockbuster’s of the year is “42”, the story of how baseball great Jackie Robinson broke into the big leagues and the color barrier in major league baseball. The movie doesn’t delve much into Robinson’s amazing season the year before he joined the Dodgers when he played for their farm team in Montreal, The Montreal Royals. In fact a number of Dodger greats played north of the border. It was an era when baseball not hockey was the popular sport that would draw thousands of fans. It’s a chapter of North Country history told in a book by Bob Garrow, another dodger prospect turned author.