By// Mariah Craddick
The daughter of Major League Baseball player Fritz Ostermueller, Sherrill, is calling out the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 for allegedly falsely portraying her father.
According to TMZ, she particularly has issue with the film showing her father, who at the time pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, throwing a baseball at Robinson’s head and shouting “You don’t belong here!” She says the incident never happened in real life and that the ball hit him in the arm instead.
“The producers of 42 certainly owe my father an apology. If they were going to portray my father falsely, they should have used a fictional name,” she said. “My dad, to my knowledge, was not a racist. I was not raised in that type of home.”
Sherrill says she has “the deepest respect” for Robinson, but that her father’s reputation has been damaged beyond repair thanks to the film.