5 Core Conservative Values in the New Jackie Robinson Biopic 42

3) If you want to get noticed, work hard.

Robinson was a tremendous player for the Kansas City Monarchs and never expected to be a role model for desegregation. But when he gets the opportunity to play for the Dodgers, he vows, “You give me a uniform, you give me a number on my back, and I’ll give you the guts.” In the movie, he’s shown diligently learning two new positions (a former shortstop, he had to learn both second base and first base to play for the Dodgers) to help the team. His work ethic endears him to fellow Dodgers Pee Wee Reese and Ralph Branca, who treat him warmly even as some other players demand to be traded away.