Bronx Bombers BASEBALL CARDS: Christopher Jackson and Francois Battiste, Broadway's Derek Jeter and Reggie Jackson

By Michael Gioia
27 Feb 2014

Bronx Bombers BASEBALL CARDS: Christopher Jackson and Francois Battiste, Broadway's Derek Jeter and Reggie Jackson

Bronx Bombers, the new Broadway play by Eric Simonson, tells the history of the New York Yankees framed through the eyes of baseball legend Yogi Berra. As part of Playbill.com's Bronx Bombers Baseball Cards, we meet cast members Christopher Jackson and Francois Battiste.

Name: Christopher Jackson
Birthdate: Sept. 30
Hometown: Cairo, Illinois
Character You're Playing: Bobby Sturgis/Derek Jeter
Favorite Sport: Baseball, golf
Favorite Sports Team: New York Yankees [MLB]
Favorite Sports Hero: [Baseball player] Jackie Robinson
Sports Played Growing Up (if any): Baseball, basketball
Favorite Sporting-Event Snack: The garlic fries at Yankee Stadium
Show you made your Broadway debut in: The Lion King
Favorite Broadway show (and why): In the Heights. That whole experience was the best of my life. Every minute was shared with my family!
Did you meet and/or hear from your Bronx Bombers counterpart or their family? I haven't been able to meet Mr. Jeter, but hope to soon.
Most memorable moment from Bronx Bombers: Every night is memorable! This is a great group of guys! A real team. Always has been… and always will be!

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