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CONTEST: Win advanced passes to ‘42’

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blog by Kathryn Przybyla  • 

“In a game divided by color, he made us see greatness.”

Today through Sunday, we are giving away 20 advanced screening passes to see “42: The True Story of An American Legend,” telling the story of Jackie Robinson. The screening will take place on Tuesday (April 9) at 7 p.m. at the Regal Elmwood theater in Buffalo.

According to Warner Bros., the story goes as follows: “Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. ‘42’ tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.”

For your chance to win, comment below telling us your favorite baseball memory.

From the comments, we will randomly select 20 winners to receive a pair of passes to the advanced screening. Winners will be announced on Monday morning (April 8). All comments must be submitted by Sunday (April 7).

PLEASE NOTE: These are advanced passes and do not guarantee a seat for the screening. Seating for this film is first come, first serve so please plan on arriving early if you attend. The theatre is overbooked to ensure a full house.

Winners must be able to pick up their passes from the Buffalo News Office (One News Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14240) at the corner of Scott St. and Washington St. in downtown Buffalo before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. Good luck everyone who enters!

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  1. Kathryn Przybyla April 04, 2013 @ 9:24am

    My favorite baseball memory is getting a ball at my first baseball game when I was younger.

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  2. Ben Tsujimoto April 04, 2013 @ 9:34am

    My favorite baseball memory was one of near danger—when the Bisons played an exhibition against the Cleveland Indians, their parent club at the time, first baseman Jim Thome crushed a foul fall to the third base line that nearly decapitated terrified 10-year-old Ben T.

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  3. Katherine Mary April 04, 2013 @ 10:15am

    My favorite baseball memory was when the Yankees beat the Phillies 4 games to 2 and won the world series in 2009. My roommate and I were watching the game in our dorm room and screamed so loud that our R.A came and yelled at us to be quiet.

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  4. Sarah Machajewski April 04, 2013 @ 10:43am

    My favorite baseball memory is when Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris’s home run record. Although that moment has since been tainted by his steroid use, it was an extremely exciting moment. To a kid, it really made baseball seem magical, and the way it united a nation proved that the sport really is America’s greatest pastime.

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  5. Kyle Ailinger April 04, 2013 @ 11:23am

    Joe Carter’s walk-off homer to win the Series for the Blue Jays. My friend and I ran up and down the street cheering at midnight on my quiet Buffalo street. We were 12 back then. Still incredible to watch that replay today.

  6. Kate April 04, 2013 @ 12:14pm

    As a big-time Yankees fan, my favorite baseball moment will always be the World Series game where Reggie Jackson hit 3 runs runs in 1977. His performance that day inspired the “Reggie” candy bar.

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  7. Kate April 04, 2013 @ 12:15pm

    make that 3 “home runs” on my previous post. Sorry.

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  8. Ben Kirst April 04, 2013 @ 1:03pm

    Favorite baseball memory: 11 years old, having horrific bronchitis but having my dad wake me up to watch Kirk Gibson pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. I was a huge Dodgers fan and Gibson was my favorite player, and I had passed out from fatigue / disease in the middle innings. Also, randomly, my now-deceased uncle who lived 90 minutes away had somehow shown up and was watching the game in our living room, too. Of course you know what Gibson did in that at-bat.

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  9. Leslie L Tesmer April 04, 2013 @ 3:03pm

    I am 52 years old and I only had my favorite baseball memory made last year! My first major league professional game! We went to Boston , from Buffalo, to see my husbands daughters. The New York Yankees happened to be in town so we got to go and see the famous rival teams play in person! I actually got to watch names I had only seen in sports news become real men on the field . Was very exciting!

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  10. Davara Wright April 04, 2013 @ 3:53pm

    Opening day at the Bisons game when I was younger

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  11. Valerie Rybinski April 04, 2013 @ 6:46pm

    My favorite baseball moment was my first Bisons game. I am super excited to see this movie because I wrote a paper on Jackie Robinson, who was an inspiration for the rights of others to me!

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  12. Valerie Rybinski April 04, 2013 @ 6:48pm

    My favorite baseball moment was my first Bisons game. I am super excited to see this movie because I wrote a paper on Jackie Robinson, who was an inspiration for the rights of others to me!

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  13. Raymond Harenza April 04, 2013 @ 7:13pm

    My favorite memory of baseball was when my father took me to a professional game in Cleveland and since that I have been hook on baseball, I went to the home opener for the bison and they won, its a great start to the baseball season

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  14. Lisa Harenza April 04, 2013 @ 7:32pm

    I love baseball and my favorite memory was when I went to my first baseball game with my husband and we went to see the bison and since that I watch baseball all the time

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  15. Steve M. April 04, 2013 @ 9:54pm

    Often, attending a baseball game lacks the electricity of, say, playoff hockey. But when the Subway Series games first started up in the late ‘90s, New York was all abuzz. My father somehow managed to get 2 for a Shea Stadium game in 1999. I was 12 and a devout Mets fan who studied every boxscore and collected all the cards like generations of baseball-loving kids before me. I had been to a few major-league games before, but nothing as intense as this. This was a high-scoring back-and-forth affair; neither Met nor Yankee fan could stay in their seats. At one point, Mike Piazza turned between pitches to gawk at one of the many fights that broke out: 2 big guys brawling in the mezzanine. This was the game that Matt Franco won the game in the bottom of the 9th with a pinch-hit off Mariano Rivera, cementing Franco’s folk hero status for the Mets team of that era.

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  16. Ruqayyah Rivera-Colin April 04, 2013 @ 11:27pm

    My favorite baseball moment was watching the Red Wings (Rochester), eating fried dough & popcorn when the hitter hit a ball right into the row in front of us! It was a great experience then & a wonderful memory now!

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  17. Jason Meadows April 05, 2013 @ 2:41pm

    My first homeroom in middle school.

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  18. Jevon Wynn April 05, 2013 @ 11:17pm

    When I played for Westside little league…Caught a fast line drive in right field…It was so fast that most didn’t even know I caught the ball until I jogged up to my pitcher and tossed him the ball…GREAT TIMES IN 80s

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  19. Jason Mollica April 06, 2013 @ 11:26am

    Growing up a Mets fan, my favorite player was Gary Carter. I wore number 8 in little league because of him. As I got older, I still admired him as he became a broadcaster for the Florida Marlins. It was 1996 and the Marlins were in Philly when I interned for the Phillies. Dan Baker, the outstanding PA man for the Phil’s, knew I was a huge fan of Carter’s. Unbeknownst to me, Mr. Baker set up a meeting with me and Gary prior to the game. I was floored. Gary was friendly, still the smiling, enthusiastic guy I remembered. He signed photo of him, which I still have on my office desk. His untimely passing last year reminded me of what was my ultimate memory of a man who was more than just “The Kid” to me.

  20. Ellen Benigno April 06, 2013 @ 12:42pm

    I always enjoy going to the Bisons’ games. I still feel nostalgic when I see the conehead vendor.

    My favorite memory of when I played was when I caught a line drive right in front of my face during my first game back after breaking my elbow.

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