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MLB to host screenings of '42' with teens

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Major League Baseball announced Monday that it will host screenings of "42," the movie about Jackie Robinson.

All 30 teams plan to take thousands of teenagers from around the country for private screenings of the movie in their cities.

Eighth to 12th grade students in the U.S. and Canada will be chosen for the screenings.

Commissioner Bud Selig will host the first showing Tuesday in Milwaukee along with Jackie Robinson's daughter, Sharon Robinson.

Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Selig said in a statement that the film can help "educate our next generation about Jackie Robinson's vital impact on our nation."

The film was released earlier this month and led the domestic box office after its opening weekend.

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