Jackie Robinson biopic made pitcher who faced him a villain: daughter

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Baseball player Fritz Ostermueller is pictured with his wife Faye and daughter in this family photoBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – When a racist pitcher beans Jackie Robinson in the head in the new movie about the first black man to play major league baseball, Sherrill Duesterhaus wants everybody in the theater to know it's a lie. Duesterhaus' father, Fritz Ostermueller, threw the pitch, but it did not hit Robinson in the head and there is no evidence he uttered, "You don't belong here and you never will," as shown in "42," the Warner Bros. Pictures film that opened in April. …